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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generate  \Gen"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Generated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Generating}.]  [L.  generatus  p.  p.  of  generare  to 
  generate,  fr  genus.  See  {Genus},  {Gender}.] 
  1.  To  beget;  to  procreate;  to  propagate;  to  produce  (a  being 
  similar  to  the  parent);  to  engender;  as  every  animal 
  generates  its  own  species. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  be  to  bring  into  life.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  originate,  especially  by  a  vital  or  chemical  process; 
  to  produce;  to  cause 
 
  Whatever  generates  a  quantity  of  good  chyle  must 
  likewise  generate  milk.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  4.  (Math.)  To  trace  out  as  a  line  figure,  or  solid,  by  the 
  motion  of  a  point  or  a  magnitude  of  inferior  order 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  generate 
  v  1:  bring  into  existence;  "The  new  manager  generated  a  lot  of 
  problems";  "The  computer  bug  generated  chaos  in  the 
  office"  [syn:  {bring  forth}] 
  2:  give  or  supply;  "The  cow  brings  in  5  liters  of  milk";  "This 
  year's  crop  yielded  1,000  bushels  of  corn";  "The  cow  won't 
  give  much  milk"  [syn:  {render},  {yield},  {return},  {give}] 
  3:  produce  (electricity);  "We  can't  generate  enough  power  for 
  the  entire  city" 
  4:  make  children;  "Abraham  begot  Isaac";  "Men  often  father 
  children  but  don't  recognize  them"  [syn:  {beget},  {get},  {engender}, 
  {father},  {mother},  {sire},  {bring  forth}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  generate  vt  To  produce  something  according  to  an  algorithm  or 
  program  or  set  of  rules  or  as  a  (possibly  unintended)  side  effect  of 
  the  execution  of  an  algorithm  or  program.  The  opposite  of  {parse}. 
  This  term  retains  its  mechanistic  connotations  (though  often  humorously) 
  when  used  of  human  behavior.  "The  guy  is  rational  most  of  the  time,  but 
  mention  nuclear  energy  around  him  and  he'll  generate  {infinite}  flamage." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  generate 
 
  To  produce  something  according  to  an  {algorithm}  or  program  or 
  set  of  rules  or  as  a  (possibly  unintended)  {side  effect}  of 
  the  execution  of  an  algorithm  or  program. 
 
  The  opposite  of  {parse}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-06-15) 
 
 




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