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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generator  \Gen"er*a`tor\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  Any  machine  that  transforms  mechanical  into  electrical 
  energy;  a  dynamo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generator  \Gen"er*a`tor\,  n.  [L.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  generates,  begets,  causes,  or 
  produces. 
 
  2.  An  apparatus  in  which  vapor  or  gas  is  formed  from  a  liquid 
  or  solid  by  means  of  heat  or  chemical  process,  as  a  steam 
  boiler,  gas  retort,  or  vessel  for  generating  carbonic  acid 
  gas,  etc 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  The  principal  sound  or  sounds  by  which  others  are 
  produced;  the  fundamental  note  or  root  of  the  common 
  chord;  --  called  also  {generating  tone}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  generator 
  n  1:  an  apparatus  that  produces  a  vapor  or  gas 
  2:  converts  mechanical  energy  into  electrical  energy  by 
  electromagnetic  induction 
  3:  someone  who  originates  or  causes  or  initiates  something  "he 
  was  the  generator  of  several  complaints"  [syn:  {source},  {author}] 
  4:  an  electronic  device  for  producing  a  signal  voltage 




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