Adjective "generating" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Produce or create.
  1. 'the income generated by the sale of council houses'
  2. 'The more Web savvy firms are more than twice as successful in generating sales and creating a better ‘customer experience’, said the report.'
  3. 'This groundswell of emotion doesn't generate anger - there wasn't much in evidence on Saturday - so much as stubborn resistance.'
  4. 'The passion and emotion generated by war unquestionably account for its durability and its tendency to spawn new and more vengeful conflicts afterward.'
  5. 'Over the next few years, the number of casinos could increase two-fold, creating an industry that generates millions of pounds.'
  6. 'Third, some cases generate pride of ownership.'
  7. 'Nine tonnes of waste are generated to create a 2.3kg laptop computer.'
  8. 'Yes, you can generate sales - but equally, you can generate goodwill or an emotional bond.'
  9. 'They generate the story line, which can be quite bizarre!'
  10. 'First, it frees individual worshipers from dependence on their feelings - from having to generate certain emotions in order to truly worship.'
  11. 'With this scheme, the bank intends to improve customer convenience, reduce customer traffic at branches and create opportunities to generate a fee income.'
  12. 'These allow older people to use their homes to generate income or lump sums, either with a mortgage repayable on death or by selling the property - or part of it - but continuing to live in it during their lifetime.'
  13. 'Every day, a creation takes place as new uses, new mistakes, new copy is generated, each creating a new meaning for the shape of things to come.'
  14. 'Career advantage generates its own enthusiasm.'
  15. 'It will certainly generate enthusiasm for maths, and the web site is fun to use.'
  16. 'Investing creates an asset that generates passive income such as rent on a property or profits from a business venture.'
  17. 'The user creates montages to generate new antiwar argumentation.'
  18. 'Vision gives you purpose, and that purpose generates faith and confidence.'
  19. 'This case scenario generates many emotions, as is evident by the uncomfortable feelings expressed by the physician who is caring for this particular couple.'
  20. 'All should take care not to fall prey to the manipulation behind the stunts, and the emotions generated by them.'
  21. 'Kitchen and bathroom walls can generate high levels of noise because of the many hard surfaces they contain.'
  22. 'These oscillating sound waves in the traveling-wave engine drive the piston of a linear alternator that generates electricity.'
  23. 'Water constitutes cost-free energy for generating electricity that is perpetually renewable and sustainable.'
  24. 'Electricity is usually generated through natural energy power (hydro-electric, thermal, wind).'
  25. 'Solar energy is used to generate electricity through photovoltaic arrays, and to heat water by direct radiation.'
  26. 'So while it costs approximately 2 cents a kilowatt hour to generate electricity from coal, solar energy still costs about 10 times that amount.'
  27. 'Fossil fuels (I'm guessing natural gas in particular) are the lowest cost energy sources for generating electricity.'
  28. 'The resulting chemical reaction across the membrane breaks down the methanol, generating electricity along with water vapor and carbon dioxide as byproducts.'
  29. 'Peat was used in power stations to generate electricity and the country had three briquette factories.'
  30. 'When waves cause the coil to move up and down relative to the fixed magnetic shaft, voltage is induced and electricity is generated.'
  31. 'The world's first floating power station, generating electricity from the Atlantic waves, is to be established off the west coast of Scotland.'
  32. 'The black line indicates the experimental data, while the overlaid white line was generated using the rheological model described for tomato fruit epidermis by Thompson using parameters fitted to the data.'
  33. 'The solid line is generated by use of Equation 1, whereas the dashed line simply connects the observed data for completely linked duplicates.'
  34. 'In the typical application, a software program generates a phrase or sentence to be spoken by the computer.'
  35. 'The original purpose of the formal grammars was generating sentences of a human language.'
  36. 'Proclus defines a spiric surface as being the surface generated by a circle revolving about a straight line called the axis of revolution and always remaining in the same plane as this axis.'
  37. 'The concrete realisation uses the pseudosphere, a surface generated by the revolution of a tractrix about its asymptote.'

More definitions

1. to bring into existence; cause to be; produce.

2. to create by a vital or natural process.

3. to create and distribute vitally and profusely: He generates ideas that we all should consider. A good diplomat generates good will.

4. to reproduce; procreate.

5. to produce by a chemical process.

6. Mathematics. to trace (a figure) by the motion of a point, straight line, or curve. to act as base for all the elements of a given set: The numbe

More examples(as adjective)

"pressures can be generating."

"returns can be generating."

"interests can be generating."

"growths can be generating."

"demands can be generating."

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(generate)Early 16th century (in the sense ‘beget, procreate’): from Latin generat- ‘created’, from the verb generare, from genus, gener- ‘stock, race’.