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definition of the word generate

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< Latin generatus, pp. of generare (to beget, procreate, produce) < genus (a kind, race, family); see genus.

Infinitive
to generate

Third person singular
generates

Simple past
generated

Past participle
generated

Present participle
generating

to generate (third-person singular simple present generates, present participle generating, simple past and past participle generated)

  1. (transitive) To bring into being; give rise to.
    The discussion generated an uproar.
  2. (transitive) To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process.
    Adding concentrated sulphuric acid to water generates heat.
  3. (transitive) To procreate.
    They generated many offspring.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To form a figure from a curve or solid.
    Rotating a circle generates a sphere.


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