[ jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv /
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of generative
OTHER WORDS FROM generative
gen·er·a·tive·ly, adverbgen·er·a·tive·ness, nounin·ter·gen·er·a·tive, adjectivenon·gen·er·a·tive, adjective
Words nearby generative
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British Dictionary definitions for non-generative
/ (ˈdʒɛnərətɪv) /
of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etca generative cell
capable of producing or originating
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Medical definitions for non-generative
[ jĕn′ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā′- ]
Having the ability to originate, produce, or procreate.
Of or relating to the production of offspring.
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