generative

[jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv]
adjective
1.
capable of producing or creating.
2.
pertaining to the production of offspring.
3.
Linguistics.
a.
of or pertaining to generative grammar.
b.
using rules to generate surface forms from underlying, abstract forms.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French generatif, Late Latin generātīvus. See generate, -ive

generatively, adverb
generativeness, noun
intergenerative, adjective
nongenerative, adjective
ungenerative, adjective
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generative (ˈdʒɛnərətɪv)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell
2.  capable of producing or originating

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generative gen·er·a·tive (jěn'ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā'-)
adj.

  1. Having the ability to originate, produce, or procreate.

  2. Of or relating to the production of offspring.

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Example sentences
Mega-takeovers are likely to be the preserve of big, cash-generative groups with simple structures.
Thought is valuable in proportion as it is generative.
The comparison between generative grammar and traditional grammar is
  illustrative.
Ideas flow in a generative nature, building on one another.
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