generative


adjective

  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.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etca generative cell
  2. capable of producing or originating
adj.

early 15c., from generate + -ive. Use in linguistics is attested by 1959. Related: Generativity.

adj.

  1. Having the ability to originate, produce, or procreate.
  2. Of or relating to the production of offspring.

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