how to pronounce formative


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formative is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of formative in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… for people my age our formative years …”

meanings of formative


  1. Of or pertaining to the formation and subsequent growth of something.
  2. Pertaining to the inflection of words.
  3. Denoting forms of assessment used to guide learning rather than to quantify educational outcomes.
  4. Capable of forming something.
  5. Capable of producing new tissue.


  1. A language unit that has morphological function.

formative frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word formative occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics formative can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that formative can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with formative


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