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generator (plural generators)
- One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
- (chemistry) An apparatus in which vapour or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort etc.
- (music) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- see also generating tone.
- (mathematics) An element of a group that is used in the presentation of the group: one of the elements from which the others can be inferred with the given relators.
- (geometry) One of the lines of a ruled surface; more generally, an element of some family of linear spaces.
- (programming) A subordinate piece of code which, given some initial parameters will generate multiple output values on request.
- A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.
- (one which generates): extinguisher
mathematics: an element of a group that is used in the presentation of the group
apparatus: electrical generator
- second-person singular future passive imperative of
- third-person singular future passive imperative of
- generator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- generator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “generator” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “generator” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.