generating tone
Generator Gen"er*a`tor, n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces. [1913 Webster]

2. An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- called also {generating tone}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Elec.) Any machine that transforms mechanical into electrical energy; a dynamo. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. (Math.) a mathematical entity which, when subjected to an operation, yields another mathematical entity; also, a {generatrix}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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