[jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
capable of producing or creating.
pertaining to the production of offspring.
of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell
capable of producing or originating
early 15c., from generate + -ive. Use in linguistics is attested by 1959. Related: Generativity.
generative gen·er·a·tive (jěn’ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā’-)
[juh-net-ik] /dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. Biology. pertaining or according to . 2. of, relating to, or produced by ; genic. 3. of, relating to, or influenced by or origins. /dʒɪˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something adj. “pertaining to origins,” coined 1831 by Carlyle from Greek genetikos “genitive,” […]
[jen-yoo-in] /ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn/ adjective 1. possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique. 2. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox. 3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person. 4. descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine […]
[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions. adj. 1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.
[jer-meyn] /dʒərˈmeɪn/ adjective 1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue. 2. Obsolete. closely related. /dʒɜːˈmeɪn/ adjective 1. (postpositive) usually foll by to. related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevant: an idea germane to the conversation adj. mid-14c., “having the same parents,” derived from german (adj.); cf. […]