"formative" meaning in English

See formative in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Adjective

IPA: /ˈfɔː(ɹ)mətɪv/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-formative.wav Forms: more formative [comparative], most formative [superlative]
Etymology: From Middle French formatif. Etymology templates: {{uder|en|frm|formatif}} Middle French formatif Head templates: {{en-adj}} formative (comparative more formative, superlative most formative)
  1. Of or pertaining to the formation and subsequent growth of something.
    Sense id: en-formative-en-adj-lg6afJq5
  2. Capable of forming something.
    Sense id: en-formative-en-adj-eCvC7YWT
  3. (biology) Capable of producing new tissue. Categories (topical): Biology
    Sense id: en-formative-en-adj-pO15Fsys Topics: biology, natural-sciences
  4. (grammar) Pertaining to the inflection of words. Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-formative-en-adj-pVh~m~5K Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  5. (education) Denoting forms of assessment used to guide learning rather than to quantify educational outcomes. Categories (topical): Education
    Sense id: en-formative-en-adj-2CvNMre4 Topics: education
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Derived forms: formatively, formativeness Related terms: formulative, informative Coordinate_terms: summative [education]

Noun

IPA: /ˈfɔː(ɹ)mətɪv/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-formative.wav Forms: formatives [plural]
Etymology: From Middle French formatif. Etymology templates: {{uder|en|frm|formatif}} Middle French formatif Head templates: {{en-noun}} formative (plural formatives)
  1. (grammar) A language unit that has morphological function. Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-formative-en-noun-YsAtUEkt Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English undefined derivations Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 2 1 10 5 9 75 Disambiguation of English undefined derivations: 2 2 11 8 11 66 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences

Inflected forms

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