[jen-er-uh-buh l]

Origin of generable

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin generābil(is) creative, productive, equivalent to gener(āre) to beget, produce (see gender2) + -ābilis -able
Related formsgen·er·a·bil·i·ty, gen·er·a·ble·ness, nounun·gen·er·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for generability


  1. able to be generated

Word Origin for generable

C15: from Late Latin generābilis, from Latin generāre to beget
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Word Origin and History for generability



mid-15c., from Latin generabilis, from generare (see generation).

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