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generate

[ jen-uh-reyt ]
/ 藞d蕭蓻n 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), gen路er路at路ed, gen路er路at路ing.
to reproduce; propagate.
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Origin of generate

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin gener膩tus produced, past participle of gener膩re to beget; see genus

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British Dictionary definitions for generate

generate
/ (藞d蕭蓻n蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb (mainly tr)
to produce or bring into being; create
(also intr) to produce (electricity), esp in a power station
to produce (a substance) by a chemical process
maths linguistics to provide a precise criterion or specification for membership in (a set)these rules will generate all the noun phrases in English
geometry to trace or form by moving a point, line, or plane in a specific waycircular motion of a line generates a cylinder

Word Origin for generate

C16: from Latin gener膩re to beget, from genus kind
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