formative vs shaping what difference

what is difference between formative and shaping

English

Etymology

From Middle French formatif

Adjective

formative (comparative more formative, superlative most formative)

  1. Of or pertaining to the formation and subsequent growth of something.
    My formative years were spent in an inner city.
  2. Capable of forming something.
  3. (biology) Capable of producing new tissue.
  4. (grammar) Pertaining to the inflection of words.
  5. (education) Denoting forms of assessment used to guide learning rather than to quantify educational outcomes.

Derived terms

  • formatively
  • formativeness

See also

  • formulative
  • informative

Noun

formative (plural formatives)

  1. (grammar) A language unit that has morphological function.

Italian

Adjective

formative

  1. feminine plural of formativo

Anagrams

  • formatevi


English

Etymology

From Middle English shapynge, equivalent to shape +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪpɪŋ

Noun

shaping (plural shapings)

  1. The action of the verb to shape.
  2. (psychology) A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning.

Translations

Verb

shaping

  1. present participle of shape

Anagrams

  • hasping, pashing, phasing

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