generative

generative
/jen"euhr euh tiv, -euh ray'tiv/, adj.
1. capable of producing or creating.
2. pertaining to the production of offspring.
3. Ling.
a. of or pertaining to generative grammar.
b. using rules to generate surface forms from underlying, abstract forms.
[1375-1425; late ME < MF generatif, LL generativus. See GENERATE, -IVE]

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