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  • adj. Of or pertaining to formation (in any of many contexts)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to formation or formations.


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  • According to Dr. Ross Todd (Rutgers), it is time to illuminate the formational (student learning, knowledge creation, use, production, sharing, and reading literacy) and transformational roles ....

    June 2009

  • His side's problems are not stylistic or formational but involve a loss of collective confidence.

    Wigan focused as Charles N'Zogbia sends Blackpool into relegation zone

  • It was time to illuminate the formational (student achievement, knowledge creation, use, production, sharing, and reading literacy) and transformational roles.

    2008 IASL Conference -1

  • When Howard Van Till, for instance, issues his call for definition, his worry is not what intelligence or design means as such, but what these terms mean in contexts where no embodied intelligence was acting and thus where his view of nature as a complete system of natural causes [cf. his fully gifted creation and robust formational economy] comes under pressure.

    Aiguy's Computer

  • Though, Richard, you mentioned Bill Cosby-- I wonder if people of my generation might be MORE open to breaking free of that stereotype, since our formational television experience with a black family was....

    CSK: Redux

  • Having attended formational institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, I find that there is a lot to be said for Mr. Skublics contribution here.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • "… I find it theologically awkward to imagine God choosing at the beginning to withhold certain gifts from the creation, thereby introducing gaps into the creation's formational history – gaps that would later, in the course of time, have to be bridged by acts of special creation."

    When Mixing Science and Theology is OK

  • As such, the mission of Apollo 12 provided the first example of aerospace archaeology, extraterrestrial archaeology and -- perhaps more significant for the history of the discipline -- formational archaeology, the study of environmental and cultural forces upon the life history of human artifacts in space.

    Space: The Final [Archaeological] Frontier

  • This is the formative (or, formational) aspect of systematicity.

    The Language of Thought Hypothesis

  • And it is clear that the formalization of trans - formational grammar could not have been attempted without the strict methods of analysis developed by structural linguists.



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