Meaning of generative


Pronunciation: ( jen'ur-u-tiv, -u-rā"tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of producing or creating.
  2. pertaining to the production of offspring.
    1. of or pertaining to generative grammar.
    2. using rules to generate surface forms from underlying, abstract forms.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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