formative[ fawr-muh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF formative
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORMATIVE
In its literal sense Bildung implies a shaping and formative action.
Evolution, like development, was due to a Bildungskraft or formative force.
Formative Reize in der thierischen Ontogenese, Leipzig, 1901.
He had undergone the labours of a titan for twelve eventful and formative years.
Perhaps the Chiltern she had married was as yet in a formative state.
There is a formative, a creative power in sincerity and also in segregation itself.
All the preceding exercises are "formative" for the art of drawing.
The Irish name for a boat is baudh, which is only a formative of pith.
I mean that I must be alone in the formative thrall of work.
In its formative state it is too soft for such manipulation.