Going public is a way for these firms to generate excess capital to allow partners to cash out or the firm to expand.
But one top television agent suspects the real reason NBC is ordering up so many new shows is to generate backup material.
Such changes will generate $400 billion in savings in 10 years.
c.1500, "to beget" (offspring), a back-formation from generation or else from Latin generatus, past participle of generare "to beget, produce" (see generation); originally "to beget;" in reference to natural forces, conditions, substances, etc., attested from 1560s. Related: Generated; generating.