Generative
Generative Gen"er*a*tive, a. [Cf. F. g['e]n['e]ratif.] Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing. ``That generative particle.'' --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

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  • generative — early 15c., from GENERATE (Cf. generate) + IVE (Cf. ive). Use in linguistics is attested by 1959. Related: Generativity …   Etymology dictionary

  • générative — ● génératif, générative adjectif (latin generatum) Qui concerne la génération, la reproduction. ● génératif, générative (synonymes) adjectif (latin generatum) Qui concerne la génération, la reproduction. Synonymes : générateur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • generative — [[t]ʤe̱nərətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ If something is generative, it is capable of producing something or causing it to develop. [FORMAL] ...the generative power of the sun. Syn: reproductive 2) ADJ: ADJ n In linguistics, generative is used to describe… …   English dictionary

  • generative — gen|e|ra|tive [ˈdʒenərətıv] adj formal 1.) able to produce something ▪ the generative power of the life force 2.) generative grammar/linguistics/phonology the description of a language using rules that produce all the possible correct sentences… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • generative — generatively, adv. generativeness, n. /jen euhr euh tiv, euh ray tiv/, adj. 1. capable of producing or creating. 2. pertaining to the production of offspring. 3. Ling. a. of or pertaining to generative grammar. b. using rules to generate surface… …   Universalium

  • generative — adjective /ˈdʒenərətɪv/ Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing. , That generative particle. Bentley See Also: degenerative …   Wiktionary

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