Adjective "Generative" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Generative


    Definition:

    1. capable of producing or creating.

    2. pertaining to the production of offspring.

    3. Linguistics. of or relating to generative grammar. using rules to generate surface forms from underlying, abstract forms.

    Examples:

    "grammars can be generative."

    "systems can be generative."

    "transmissions can be generative."

    "phonologies can be generative."

    "linguists can be generative."

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