generate

Definitions

  • Electrical power generator
    Electrical power generator
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v generate make children "Abraham begot Isaac","Men often father children but don't recognize them"
    • v generate bring into existence "The new manager generated a lot of problems","The computer bug generated chaos in the office","The computer generated this image","The earthquake generated a tsunami"
    • v generate produce (energy) "We can't generate enough power for the entire city","The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"
    • v generate give or supply "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk","This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn","The estate renders some revenue for the family"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Direct electricity generation by combustion Direct electricity generation by combustion
Acetylene gas generator Acetylene gas generator
The Moss Generator The Moss Generator

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
    • Generate To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
    • Generate To cause to be; to bring into life.
    • Generate To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause. "Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk."
    • Generate (Math) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
    • generate To beget; procreate; engender by sexual union.
    • generate To produce; cause to be; bring into life.
    • generate To cause; form; give origin to.
    • generate In mathematics, to give rise to, as to a geometrical figure; especially, to move so that the locus of the motion shall constitute (the figure specified): thus, a right line moving with one point fixed generates a conical surface.
    • generate To produce; evolve; as electricity, force, friction, gas, heat, light, velocity, etc.
    • generate In music, of a tone fundamental to a chord, to suggest or fix (the remaining tones of the harmony).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each human generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, mostly paper.
    • v.t Generate jen′ėr-āt to produce: to bring into life: to originate
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Quotations

  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    “Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.”
  • Anthony Crosland
    Anthony Crosland
    “What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.”
  • Anthony Robbins
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    “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.”
  • Ian Williams
    Ian Williams
    “I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal%20Nehru
    “What we need is a generation of peace.”
  • Belva Lockwood
    Belva Lockwood
    “The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. generatus, p. p. of generare, to generate, fr. genus,. See Genus Gender
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. generāre, -ātumgenus, a kind.

Usage

In literature:

The fear generator did not run out of power, might not run out of power for years.
"The Star Hyacinths" by James H. Schmitz
The toil of many generations has proved the latter need prophetic.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
The faithful experiment of generation after generation, decides that it must be abandoned.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
The absurdities of men are infinite, but they alter with every generation.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
This property of falling water makes it the ideal power for generating electricity.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
It was a little hand, white and soft, the hand of a lady born of generations of gentility.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
An eternal nature "generated" in a "past" or "present" time is a contradiction.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Generations came and went without any marked progress in bringing the white men and the red men together.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
It will require centuries for the human race to outgrow the shames which have come to adhere to our character-structure from recent generations.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
THE GENERATIONS OF CAIN AND THE GENERATIONS OF THE GODLY.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
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In poetry:

Will it last? he says.
Is it a masterpiece?
Will generation after generation
Turn with reverence to the page?
"The Snowflake Which Is Now And Hence Forever" by Archibald MacLeish
Place the new hands
In the old hands
Of the old generation,
And let us tilt tables
In the high room
Of our imagination.
"Séance At Sunrise" by William Hervey Allen Jr
Other generations rise,
With the same hope in their eyes
That in yours is kindled now,
And the same light on their brow.
"Vanity of Vanities" by Robert Fuller Murray
Pale Wayfarers, whose noiseless tread
Is near me as I seem to see
The mighty generations dead,
And all that yet shall be!
"The Wayfarers" by George Essex Evans
Our lips shall tell them to our sons,
And they again to theirs;
That generations yet unborn
May teach them to their heirs.
"Psalm 78 part 1" by Isaac Watts
It has swallowed generations,
And made whole nations shrink;
Its mission is damnation,
This crime is named "Strong Drink."
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Portable generators come in a variety of sizes, so why buy two 2,000-watt generators and run them in parallel when you can just buy one 3,000- or 4,000-watt generator.
The pearlies have been working ever since, handing down their inherited titles and duties from generation to generation.
The father has 2 children (the first generation), then 2x2 = 22 = 4 grandchildren (second generation), and 2x2x2 = 23 = 8 great grandchildren (third generation).
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION – Red Bansfield, land management coordinator for the Barnstable Land Trust, stands near a tree at 100 East Bay Road that is destined to grow tall for generations to come.
But the generation of feminists Katie points to, represented by Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran, are members of Generation X, or as I like to call us, the Sarcasm Generation.
Prince George's County fire officials say residents of two homes were sickened by fumes caused by generators and a fire was started in a third home by improper use of a generator.
It was a 1st Generation Colt, which had been fitted with a 2nd Generation.38 Special cylinder and barrel.
Third-generation sequencers improve on second-generation systems by offering longer reads.
Back in the seventies there was a lot of talk about the generation gap, the set of things that separates one generation from another.
Three Generations Follow the Carter musical legacy through three generations.
Second-generation replacements have improved functionality, and second-generation food products have improved taste.
Wilton vises have been known to be passed down generation after generation.
Passing stories down from generation to generation is a tradition that is still especially strong in our Native American Communities.
The "Healthy Eating Strategies by Generation" report found that younger generations — ie, adults ages 21 to 54 years — have the least-healthy diets.
Jacqueline Jackson is part of the "sandwich generation," a generation squeezed between the demands of their children and the responsibility they feel to their aging parents.
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In science:

The generators are the usual Lorentz generators Mµν , the Poincar´e translation operators Pµ , and in addition generators D and Kµ .
Large N field theories from superstrings
Figure 1: The event generator generator WHIZARD provides phase space parametrizations and utilizes external components for matrix element generation and adaptive multi channel Monte Carlo sampling.
O'Mega & WHIZARD: Monte Carlo Event Generator Generation For Future Colliders
The supersymmetry generators cannot simply describe a global symmetry of the fundamental theory, since in general relativity the momentum generator which appears as an anticommutator of two SUSY generators becomes a local vector field generating a diffeomorphism of space-time.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The generation of the individual channels is steered by the class Phase Space Generator and actually performed by appropriate methods of the class Channel Generator.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
There exist standard methods for obtaining the module, by that we mean, methods for obtaining the generators of the module so that the linear combinations of the generators generate the entire module.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
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