Pronunciation: ( jen'ur-u-tiv, -u-rā"tiv), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/generative.html on line 81 [key]
1. capable of producing or creating.
2. pertaining to the production of offspring.
a. of or pertaining to generative grammar.
b. using rules to generate surface forms from underlying, abstract forms.
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