Generate

Generate

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.

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. (Science: mathematics) to trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.

Origin: L. Generatus, p. P. Of generare to generate, fr. Genus. See genus, gender.

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