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Generative-transformational grammar

[jen-er-uh-tiv trans-fer-mey-shuh-nl, -uh-rey-tiv-] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃə nl, -əˌreɪ tɪv-/

noun, Linguistics.


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  • Generatrix

    [jen-uh-rey-triks] /ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ trɪks/ noun, plural generatrices [jen-uh-rey-truh-seez, jen-er-uh-trahy-seez] /ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ trəˌsiz, ˌdʒɛn ər əˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA). Mathematics. 1. (def 4b). /ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtrɪks/ noun (pl) generatrices (ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtrɪˌsiːz) 1. a point, line, or plane that is moved in a specific way to produce a geometric figure generatrix (jěn’ə-rā’trĭks) Plural generatrices (jěn’ə-ə-rā’trĭ-sēz’, -ər-ə-trī’sēz) A geometric element that […]

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