Meaning of GENERATE in English


[] vt -at.ed ; [L generatus, pp. of generare, fr. gener-, genus descent, birth--more at kin] (1509) 1: to bring into existence: as a: procreate, beget b: to originate by a vital, chemical, or physical process: produce "~ electricity"

2: to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) "these stories ... ~ a good deal of psychological suspense --Atlantic"

3: to define or originate (as a mathematical or linguistic set or structure) by the application of one or more rules or operations; esp: to trace out (as a curve) by a moving point or trace out (as a surface) by a moving curve

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