generating

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Generate \Gen"er*ate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Generated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Generating}.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See {Genus}, {Gender}.]

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. --Milton.

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. (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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