verb (used with object), gen·er·at·ed, gen·er·at·ing.
- to trace (a figure) by the motion of a point, straight line, or curve.
- to act as base for all the elements of a given set: The number 2 generates the set 2, 4, 8, 16.
verb (used without object), gen·er·at·ed, gen·er·at·ing.
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As a general rule, Bateman said, purchasing food and other items that are made locally generates less carbon emission, because these products don’t need to be transported long distances or stored and repackaged at a retailer.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
This qualifies as a splashy deal for the Suns, who are seeking to build on the momentum generated by their 8-0 run through the bubble and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It generated a large amount of media attention but did not significantly affect the company’s ad revenue.
Executives warned last month that the company will burn more cash than it generates until 2022 and that it will take at least a year beyond that to clear the mothballed Max out of its inventory.FAA gives Boeing 737 Max the green light to fly again, shares soar|kdunn6|November 18, 2020|Fortune
While one of the arguments for ANWR drilling is that it may generate some oilfield jobs in northern Alaska, the speed of developing infrastructure in such a remote, austere place is much slower than the speed of permitting.
Having finally seen Selma on November 17, I must report, sadly, that I do not share the enthusiasm the film has generated so far.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not to mention the revenue that will be generated by this, which then can be used to fund education and health care.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are no pulsing lights, no computer-generated rock music, no pictures of 007.
“These events have generated more than 50,000 talks in 40-plus languages,” a spokesperson wrote.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That|Nina Strochlic|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We were concerned about aerosols generated by infected patients in the most severe stage of the disease,” Brosseau said.
Although almost inaudible when played alone this stop generated harmonics which powerfully reinforced the tone of the full organ.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Under the heat of the exercise during the football game the victim's body generated the gas which he inhaled.
But he immediately put this idea aside as a frenzy, generated by the fever of fatigue and sleeplessness.Overland|John William De Forest
It is enough, for most purposes, if no other known cause could have generated the effects shown to have been produced.
It is in this way that most of those uniformities of succession are generated, which are not cases of causation.