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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. formative: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. formative: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. formative: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. formative: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. formative: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. formative: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Formative, formative: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. formative: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. formative: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. formative: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. formative: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. formative: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. formative: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. formative: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. formative: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Formative: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Formative: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. formative: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. formative: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Formative: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. formative: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. formative: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. formative: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. formative: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. formative: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. formative: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. formative: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. formative: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. formative, formative-: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. formative: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Formative: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (formative)

noun:  minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
adjective:  beginning to develop
adjective:  susceptible to alteration by development and experience ("Formative years")
adjective:  relating to or characterized by formative effects or formation ("The formative arts")
adjective:  forming or capable of forming or molding ("A formative influence")
adjective:  capable of forming new cells and tissues ("A formative zone in developing bone")

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