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-gen

1.
a combining form meaning “that which produces,” used in the formation of compound words:
endogen; hydrogen.
Origin
< French -gèneGreek -genēs born, produced; akin to Latin genus, kin

Gen.

1.
Military, General.
2.
3.

gen.

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Genesis

[jen-uh-sis] /ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the first book of the Bible, dealing with the Creation and the Patriarchs.
Abbreviation: Gen.
Related forms
Genesiac
[juh-nee-see-ak] /dʒəˈni siˌæk/ (Show IPA),
Genesiacal
[jen-uh-sahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌdʒɛn əˈsaɪ ə kəl/ (Show IPA),
Genesitic, adjective
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Examples for gen
  • They did know that the course potentially fulfills two gen ed requirements and fit their work schedule.
  • If boomers don't retire, there will be fewer jobs available for the next gen.
  • During our gen ed reform discussions this year, various people made the argument for including the arts and history as well.
  • My school has an interdisciplinary studies gen ed requirement.
  • The next gen will be better, but the current model should have been held together and used until the new one is in place.
  • Solar is an excellent alternative for backwood power gen until nuclear ammonia fuel cells can replace it.
  • Mark offers two reasons that colleges don't tighten gen ed requirements.
  • Look at the gen ed offerings at nearly every school with online courses.
  • Next-gen optical camouflage is busting out of defense labs and into the street.
British Dictionary definitions for gen

gen

/dʒɛn/
noun
1.
(informal) information give me the gen on your latest project See also gen up
Word Origin
C20: from gen(eral information)

Gen.

abbreviation
1.
General
2.
(Bible) Genesis

-gen

suffix
1.
producing or that which produces hydrogen
2.
something produced carcinogen
Word Origin
via French -gène, from Greek -genēs born

genesis

/ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
a beginning or origin of anything
Word Origin
Old English: via Latin from Greek; related to Greek gignesthai to be born

Genesis

/ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt
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Word Origin and History for gen

genesis

n.

Old English Genesis, first book of the Pentateuch, from Latin genesis, adopted as title of first book of Old Testament in Vulgate, from Greek genesis "origin, creation, generation," from gignesthai "to be born," related to genos "race, birth, descent" (see genus). As such, it translated Hebrew bereshith, literally "in the beginning," which was the first word of the text, taken as its title. Extended sense of "origin, creation" first recorded in English c.1600.

-gen

word-forming element technically meaning "something produced," but mainly, in modern use, "thing that produces or causes," from French -gène (18c.), from Greek -genes "born of, produced by," related to genos "birth" (see genus). Originally in late 18th century chemistry and probably reflecting misunderstanding of -genes, as though it meant "that which produces."

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gen in Medicine

-gen or -gene
suff.

  1. Producer: androgen.

  2. One that is produced: phosgene.

genesis gen·e·sis (jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. gen·e·ses (-sēz')
The coming into being of something; the origin.

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gen in Culture

Genesis definition


The first book of the Old Testament; its first words are “In the beginning” (genesis is a Greek word for “beginning”). It covers the time from the beginning of the world through the days of the patriarchs, including the stories of the Creation, Adam and Eve, the Fall of Man, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, God's covenant with Abraham, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers.

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gen in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for gen

gen.

  1. gender
  2. general
  3. generally
  4. generator
  5. generic
  6. genitive
  7. genus

Gen.

  1. general
  2. Genesis
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gen in the Bible

The five books of Moses were collectively called the Pentateuch, a word of Greek origin meaning "the five-fold book." The Jews called them the Torah, i.e., "the law." It is probable that the division of the Torah into five books proceeded from the Greek translators of the Old Testament. The names by which these several books are generally known are Greek. The first book of the Pentateuch (q.v.) is called by the Jews Bereshith, i.e., "in the beginning", because this is the first word of the book. It is generally known among Christians by the name of Genesis, i.e., "creation" or "generation," being the name given to it in the LXX. as designating its character, because it gives an account of the origin of all things. It contains, according to the usual computation, the history of about two thousand three hundred and sixty-nine years. Genesis is divided into two principal parts. The first part (1-11) gives a general history of mankind down to the time of the Dispersion. The second part presents the early history of Israel down to the death and burial of Joseph (12-50). There are five principal persons brought in succession under our notice in this book, and around these persons the history of the successive periods is grouped, viz., Adam (1-3), Noah (4-9), Abraham (10-25:18), Isaac (25:19-35:29), and Jacob (36-50). In this book we have several prophecies concerning Christ (3:15; 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; 49:10). The author of this book was Moses. Under divine guidance he may indeed have been led to make use of materials already existing in primeval documents, or even of traditions in a trustworthy form that had come down to his time, purifying them from all that was unworthy; but the hand of Moses is clearly seen throughout in its composition.

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