See also: générative
- Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.
- 1692, Richard Bentley, [A Confutation of Atheism] (please specify the sermon), London: [Thomas Parkhurst; Henry Mortlock], published 1692–1693:
- That generative particle.
- 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.
- (euphemistic) reproductive
- 2001, David L. Lieber, Jules Harlow, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, page 91:
- This ceremony seals the covenant in the flesh of the male generative organ.
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having the power of generating