generator

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See also: generátor and Generator

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from past participle of genero (beget, father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnəɹeɪtə(ɹ)/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

generator (plural generators)

  1. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
    1. (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.
    2. (music) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- see also generating tone.
    3. (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.
    4. (geometry) One of the lines of a ruled surface; more generally, an element of some family of linear spaces.
    5. (programming) A subordinate piece of code which, given some initial parameters, will generate multiple output values on request.
      • 2016, Paul Barry, Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide, O'Reilly, →ISBN, page 508:
        When you come across something that looks like a listcomp but is surrounded by parentheses, you're looking at a generator: []
  2. A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.
    1. Especially, a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian генера́тор (generátor).

Noun[edit]

generator (definite accusative generatoru, plural generatorlar)

  1. (electricity) generator (machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy)

Declension[edit]

    Declension of generator
singular plural
nominative generator
generatorlar
definite accusative generatoru
generatorları
dative generatora
generatorlara
locative generatorda
generatorlarda
ablative generatordan
generatorlardan
definite genitive generatorun
generatorların
    Possessive forms of generator
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) generatorum generatorlarım
sənin (your) generatorun generatorların
onun (his/her/its) generatoru generatorları
bizim (our) generatorumuz generatorlarımız
sizin (your) generatorunuz generatorlarınız
onların (their) generatoru or generatorları generatorları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) generatorumu generatorlarımı
sənin (your) generatorunu generatorlarını
onun (his/her/its) generatorunu generatorlarını
bizim (our) generatorumuzu generatorlarımızı
sizin (your) generatorunuzu generatorlarınızı
onların (their) generatorunu or generatorlarını generatorlarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) generatoruma generatorlarıma
sənin (your) generatoruna generatorlarına
onun (his/her/its) generatoruna generatorlarına
bizim (our) generatorumuza generatorlarımıza
sizin (your) generatorunuza generatorlarınıza
onların (their) generatoruna or generatorlarına generatorlarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) generatorumda generatorlarımda
sənin (your) generatorunda generatorlarında
onun (his/her/its) generatorunda generatorlarında
bizim (our) generatorumuzda generatorlarımızda
sizin (your) generatorunuzda generatorlarınızda
onların (their) generatorunda or generatorlarında generatorlarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) generatorumdan generatorlarımdan
sənin (your) generatorundan generatorlarından
onun (his/her/its) generatorundan generatorlarından
bizim (our) generatorumuzdan generatorlarımızdan
sizin (your) generatorunuzdan generatorlarınızdan
onların (their) generatorundan or generatorlarından generatorlarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) generatorumun generatorlarımın
sənin (your) generatorunun generatorlarının
onun (his/her/its) generatorunun generatorlarının
bizim (our) generatorumuzun generatorlarımızın
sizin (your) generatorunuzun generatorlarınızın
onların (their) generatorunun or generatorlarının generatorlarının

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin generare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡenəˈʁɑːtʌ/, /ɡɛnəˈʁɑːtʌ/

Noun[edit]

generator c (singular definite generatoren, plural indefinite generatorer)

  1. generator (one that generates)
  2. (electricity) generator (machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy)

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References[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin generare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

generator m (plural generatoren or generators, diminutive [please provide])

  1. generator (one that generates)
  2. (electricity) generator (machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy)

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch generator, from Latin generātor, genero (beget, father).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

génêrator (plural generator-generator, first-person possessive generatorku, second-person possessive generatormu, third-person possessive generatornya)

  1. (electricity) generator.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From generō (bring to life, beget, generate, produce) +‎ -tor (masculine agentive suffix).

Noun[edit]

generātor m (genitive generātōris, feminine generātrīx); third declension

  1. begetter, producer, generator, engenderer
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative generātor generātōrēs
Genitive generātōris generātōrum
Dative generātōrī generātōribus
Accusative generātōrem generātōrēs
Ablative generātōre generātōribus
Vocative generātor generātōrēs

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of generō (bring to life, beget, generate, produce).

Verb[edit]

generātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of generō

References[edit]

  • generator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • generator in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges, Heinrich (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, volume 1, 8th edition, Hahnsche Buchhandlung
  • 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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin generare.

Noun[edit]

generator m (definite singular generatoren, indefinite plural generatorer, definite plural generatorene)

  1. a generator

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin generare.

Noun[edit]

generator m (definite singular generatoren, indefinite plural generatorar, definite plural generatorane)

  1. a generator

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Generator, from English generator, from French générateur, from Latin generō +‎ -ator.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛ.nɛˈra.tɔr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -atɔr
  • Syllabification: ge‧ne‧ra‧tor

Noun[edit]

generator m inan

  1. (electricity) generator (piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another or to create energy)
  2. (programming) generator (subordinate piece of code which, given some initial parameters, will generate multiple output values on request)
  3. generator (that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces social phenomena)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021), “generator”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000), “generator”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)

Further reading[edit]

  • generator in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • generator in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French générateur or Latin generator. Equivalent to genera +‎ -tor.

Adjective[edit]

generator m or n (feminine singular generatoare, masculine plural generatori, feminine and neuter plural generatoare)

  1. generator

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

generator n (plural generatoare)

  1. generator

Declension[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin generare.

Noun[edit]

generator c

  1. a generator

Declension[edit]

Declension of generator 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative generator generatorn generatorer generatorerna
Genitive generators generatorns generatorers generatorernas

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