generate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdʒɛn.əɹ.eɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʒɛn.ə.ɹeɪt/
Verb

generate (generates, present participle generating; 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, beget.
    They generated many offspring.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To form a figure from a curve or solid.
    Rotating a circle generates a sphere.
  5. (intransitive) To appear or occur; be generated.
    • 1883, Thomas Hardy, The Three Strangers
      Mrs. Fennel, seeing the steam begin to generate on the countenances of her guests, crossed over and touched the fiddler's elbow and put her hand on the serpent's mouth.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: engendrer
  • Russian: образо́вывать



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