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Meaning of GENERATE

Pronunciation:  'jenu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  2. [v]  bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"
  3. [v]  produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to to generate more electricity"
  4. [v]  give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

GENERATE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: beget, bring forth, bring forth, engender, father, get, give, mother, render, return, sire, yield
 See Also: bring on, come up, create, create, develop, induce, make, make, produce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gen"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Generated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Generating}.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to
generate, fr. genus. See {Genus}, {Gender}.]
1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being
   similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal
   generates its own species.

2. To cause to be; to bring into life. --Milton.

3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process;
   to produce; to cause.

         Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must
         likewise generate milk.               --Arbuthnot.

4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the
   motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.

Computing Dictionary

To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program.

The opposite of parse.

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