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See also: générant
generant (comparative more generant, superlative most generant)
- generative; producing
- (geometry) acting as a generant.
generant (plural generants)
- That which generates.
- 1665, Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica:
- Some believe It [the soul] came from the Moon, others from the Stars, or vast spaces of the Æther above the Planets; some that 'tis made by God, some by Angels, and some by the Generant
- (geometry) A generatrix.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “generant”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)