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Definition of "generative" []

  • Having the ability to originate, produce, or procreate. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the production of offspring. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "generative" in a sentence
  • "We incorporate this wave of progressive maturation into the IGM model by allowing the basal layer of cells, which we call the generative layer, to proliferate giving rise to apical daughters or additional generative layer cells throughout sepal development ("
  • "There just isn't the money in HE to do things again, so we have developed a system called the generative learning object tool that lets us disaggregate LOs and tweak them - of course our origin LOs are Flash based with XML manifests, which makes things easier."
  • "By contrast, so-called generative adults — those who score highly on tests measuring civic-mindedness, and who are likely to be energetic and involved — tend to see many of the events in their life in the reverse order, as linked by themes of redemption."