generative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English generatyve, generatyf, generatif. Compare French génératif.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnəɹətɪv/, /ˈdʒɛnɹətɪv/, /dʒəˈnɛɹətɪv/

Adjective[edit]

generative (comparative more generative, superlative most generative)

  1. Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.
    • That generative particle. — Bentley
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 127:
      Of course, structures like those associated with (36) and (37) constitute only a tiny subset of the infinite set of well-formed sentence structures found in English. We can increase the Generative Capacity of our grammar ( = the set of structures which it generates) either by expanding the Lexicon on the one hand, or by expanding the Categorial Rules (i.e. Phrase Structure Rules) on the other.

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

generative

  1. inflected form of generativ

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

generative

  1. feminine plural of generativo

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