form´a|tive|ness

form´a|tive|ness
form|a|tive «FR muh tihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. having to do with formation or development; forming; molding: »

Home and school are the chief formative influences in a child's life.

2. Grammar. used to form words. Words are often made from other words by adding formative endings, such as -ly and -ness.
3. Biology. that can produce new cells or tissues: »

formative tissue, formative yolk.

–n. Grammar.
1. a formative element of a word.
2. a word formed by adding a formative element.
form´a|tive|ly, adverb.
form´a|tive|ness, noun.

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  • form´a|tive|ly — form|a|tive «FR muh tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having to do with formation or development; forming; molding: »Home and school are the chief formative influences in a child s life. 2. Grammar. used to form words. Words are often made from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • form|a|tive — «FR muh tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having to do with formation or development; forming; molding: »Home and school are the chief formative influences in a child s life. 2. Grammar. used to form words. Words are often made from other words by …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|form´a|tive|ly — in|form|a|tive «ihn FR muh tihv», adjective. giving information; instructive: »This class trip to see how a newspaper is printed was very informative. –in|form´a|tive|ly, adverb. –in|form´a|tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|form|a|tive — «ihn FR muh tihv», adjective. giving information; instructive: »This class trip to see how a newspaper is printed was very informative. –in|form´a|tive|ly, adverb. –in|form´a|tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pos´i|tive|ness — pos|i|tive «POZ uh tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. permitting no question; without doubt: »positive proof. We have positive knowledge that the earth moves around the sun. SYNONYM(S): unquestionable, unmistakable, indisputable. 2. sure; confident …   Useful english dictionary

  • caus´a|tive|ness — caus|a|tive «K zuh tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. being a cause; productive (of an effect): »That which is essentially causative of all being must be causative of its own (Samuel Taylor Coleridge). SYNONYM(S): generative. 2. expressing… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • form — form·abil·i·ty; form·able; form·ably; form·al·de·hyde; form·amide; form·am·i·dine; form·a·zan; form·ful; form·ism; form·ist; form·less; Form·var; for·nic·i·form; fos·si·form; fo·ve·i·form; fruc·ti·form; fun·gi·form; fun·nel·form; fur·ci·form;… …   English syllables

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