Variant of formative
- giving or able to give form; helping to shape, develop, or mold: the formative influence of a teacher
- of formation or development: a child's formative years
- Linguis. serving to form words, as a prefix or suffix
Origin: Old French formatif ; from Midieval Latin formativus ; from Classical Latin formatus, past participle of formare: see form
- formatively adverb
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