formative

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[ˈfɔːmətɪv], (Adjective)

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- serving to form something, especially having a profound influence on a person's development
(e.g: his formative years)


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late 15th century: from Old French formatif, -ive or medieval Latin formativus, from Latin formare ‘to form’ (see form)


[ˈfɔːmətɪv], (Noun)

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- a formative element.


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