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Definition 1: minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function - [noun denoting communication]

(formative is a kind of ...) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

Definition 2: forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where formative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a formative influence
  • a formative experience
  • the plastic forces of nature

Synonyms for formative in the sense of this definition

(formative is similar to ...) constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

"constructive criticism" "a constructive attitude" "a constructive philosophy" "constructive permission"

Definition 3: capable of forming new cells and tissues - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where formative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a formative zone in developing bone

(formative is similar to ...) constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

"constructive criticism" "a constructive attitude" "a constructive philosophy" "constructive permission"

(formative belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

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