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gen·er·a·tive

 (jĕn′ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā′-)
adj.
1. Having the ability to originate, produce, or procreate.
2. Of or relating to the production of offspring.
3. Relating to or produced by the rules of a generative grammar.

generative

(ˈdʒɛnərətɪv)
adj
1. (Biology) of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell.
2. capable of producing or originating

gen•er•a•tive

(ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. capable of producing or creating.
2. pertaining to the production of offspring.
3.
a. of or pertaining to generative grammar.
b. using rules to generate surface linguistic forms from underlying, abstract forms.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin]
gen′er•a•tive•ly, adv.
gen′er•a•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.generative - having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces"
consumptive - tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"
2.generative - producing new life or offspring; "the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions"; "the reproductive or generative organs"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
Translations

generative

[ˈdʒenərətɪv]
A. ADJgenerativo
B. CPD generative grammar Ngramática f generativa

generative

[ˈdʒɛnərətɪv] adj
(gen)générateur/trice
(LINGUISTICS)génératif/ive

generative

adj (Biol) → Zeugungs-, generativ (spec); (Elec) → Erzeugungs-; generative organs (Biol) → Zeugungsorgane pl

generative

[ˈdʒɛnərətɪv] adj (Ling) → generativo/a
References in classic literature ?
The proceeding upon somewhat conceived in writing, doth for the most part facilitate dispatch: for though it should be wholly rejected, yet that negative is more pregnant of direction, than an indefinite; as ashes are more generative than dust.
The generative energy, which, when we are loose, dissipates and makes us unclean, when we are continent invigorates and inspires us.
It is only in those cases in which the modification has been comparatively recent and extraordinarily great that we ought to find the generative variability, as it may be called, still present in a high degree.
First, to say that causal laws are the tendencies of generative mechanisms is not to say that causal laws (as tendencies) are "properties" or "attributes" of generative mechanisms, which are their "bearers" (in the way that generative mechanisms might be properties of things, for example).
27 October 2011 - French software solutions and consulting services firm Dassault Systemes (EPA:DSY) said on Thursday it had bought generative technology solutions provider Elsys, without disclosing the price.
The purpose of this paper is to consider the personal epistemologies of generative adolescent mathematical learners.
The company is highly cash generative, posting free cash flow of pounds 520m, 46% ahead of the previous year.
Generative technologies allow anyone to build upon them without permission, whereas sterile technologies are controlled by their manufacturer or owner.
You might think of generative work as the headwaters of a decision-making stream.
The Catholic Church teaches that "the direct interruption of the generative process already begun, and, above all, directly willed and procured abortion, even if for therapeutic reasons, are absolutely excluded as licit means of regulating birth.
She says in order to educate children wisely, generative learning communities must be created.
The book sets out the advantages of using complete three-dimensional project models, as used by the aerospace industries, and how this could return the architect to the centre of the process controlling the generative geometry.

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