• Formative Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts.
- (n.) That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.
- (a.) Capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter.
- (a.) Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.
- (n.) A word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root.