• IPA: /ˈdʒɛnəɹətɪv/, /ˈdʒɛnɹətɪv/, /dʒəˈnɛɹətɪv/


  1. Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.
    • That generative particle.
      Of course, structures like those associated with (36) and (37) constitute only a tiny subset of the infinite set of well-formed sentence structures found in English. We can increase the Generative Capacity of our grammar ( = the set of structures which it generates) either by expanding the Lexicon on the one hand, or by expanding the Categorial Rules (i.e. Phrase Structure Rules) on the other.
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