noun one who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
2. generator ·add. ·noun any machine that transforms mechanical into electrical energy; a dynamo.
3. generator ·noun the principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord;
called also generating tone.
4. generator ·noun 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.