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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generative  \Gen"er*a*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  g['e]n['e]ratif.] 
  Having  the  power  of  generating,  propagating,  originating,  or 
  producing.  ``That  generative  particle.''  --Bentley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  generative 
  adj  1:  having  the  ability  to  produce  or  originate;  "generative 
  power";  "generative  forces"  [syn:  {productive}]  [ant: 
  {consumptive}] 
  2:  producing  new  life  or  offspring;  "the  reproductive  potential 
  of  a  species  is  its  relative  capacity  to  reproduce  itself 
  under  optimal  conditions";  "the  reproductive  or  generative 
  organs"  [syn:  {procreative},  {reproductive}] 




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