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- (transitive) To bring into being; give rise to.
- 2012 May 9, Jonathan Wilson, “Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atlético Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao”, in the Guardian:
- In the last 20 minutes Athletic began to generate the sort of pressure of which they are capable, but by then it was far too late: the game had begun to slip away from them as early as the seventh minute.
- 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
- The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them […] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. […] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
- The discussion generated an uproar.
- (transitive) To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process.
- Adding concentrated sulphuric acid to water generates heat.
- (transitive) To procreate, beget.
- They generated many offspring.
- (transitive, mathematics) To form a figure from a curve or solid.
- Rotating a circle generates a sphere.
- (intransitive) To appear or occur; be generated.
- (to bring into being): annihilate, degenerate, extinguish
- (to produce as a result of a chemical or physical process): erase
to bring into being
to produce as a result of a chemical or physical process
to procreate, beget
mathematics: to form a figure
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Translations to be checked
- “generate” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “generate” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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