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.
Origin of generate
Examples from the Web for generated
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
“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
With more than $500 million generated annually, maybe they should call it “matri-money.”
Revenue is generated from the sale of crude oil, according to Luay al-Khatteeb, an energy expert at the Brookings Doha Center.
They are habits, generated by particular actions often repeated.Aristotle|George Grote
By a continued process of this nature, I believe that the strange instinct of our cuckoo has been generated.On the Origin of Species|Charles Darwin
We have had some where poisons may have generated because spoilage has set in.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The real savage is that monstrous, malignant, abject thing, generated out of the rottenness and ferment of civilisation.
By a continued process of this nature, I believe that the strange instinct of our cuckoo could be, and has been, generated.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for generated
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for generate
Word Origin and History for generated
c.1500, "to beget" (offspring), a back-formation from generation or else from Latin generatus, past participle of generare "to beget, produce" (see generation); originally "to beget;" in reference to natural forces, conditions, substances, etc., attested from 1560s. Related: Generated; generating.