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[ jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv ]


  1. capable of producing or creating.
  2. pertaining to the production of offspring.
  3. Linguistics.
    1. of or relating to generative grammar.
    2. using rules to generate surface forms from underlying, abstract forms.


/ ˈdʒɛnərətɪv /


  1. of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc

    a generative cell

  2. capable of producing or originating

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Other Words From

  • gener·a·tive·ly adverb
  • gener·a·tive·ness noun
  • inter·gener·a·tive adjective
  • non·gener·ative adjective
  • un·gener·a·tive adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of generative1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French generatif, Late Latin generātīvus. See generate, -ive

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Example Sentences

They found they were unable to create an accurate medical AI system when they tried to make a diverse synthetic data set through the combination of differential privacy and generative adversarial networks.

Researchers from the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence announced on Tuesday the release of their own generative deep learning model, Wu Dao, a mammoth AI seemingly capable of doing everything GPT-3 can do, and more.

For example, he and his colleagues have developed what he calls generative teaching networks, which learn what data they should generate to get the best results when training a model.

The system, which was detailed in a paper published in IEEE Xplore in February, uses a generative adversarial network, or GAN, to create fake faces.

For example, quantum computing could be used to run a generative machine learning model through a larger dataset than a classical computer can process, thus making the model more accurate and useful in real-world settings.

If a series is telling a story that matters to us, the loss of a main character can be jarring but generative.

He called the rules of this device universal grammar, and his method of studying the rules he called generative grammar.

I sensed that I found a symbol for generative grammar, and I worked on the [theory of] recursivity in my animation.

So, geometry elaborates a lot on recursivity in generative grammar.

The cash-generative printing division had about $25 billion of sales.

The generative facts which created them are the same which are always in operation about us.

It was also said to indicate a union of Osiris and Isis, and was regarded as a symbol of the generative principle of nature.

Others have recognized it as representing the generative principle of mankind, making it the symbol of the female.

At one time the symbolism is broad, and refers to generative nature in general.

At another time it refers solely to the human generative organs.


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