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Definitions for generator
ˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tərgen·er·a·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generatornoun

    an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas

  2. generatornoun

    engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

  3. generator, source, authornoun

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

  4. generatornoun

    an electronic device for producing a signal voltage


  1. Generatornoun

    (Math.) a mathematical entity which, when subjected to an operation, yields another mathematical entity; also, a generatrix.


  1. generatornoun

    One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.

  2. generatornoun

    A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Generatornoun

    The power which begets, causes, or produces.

    Etymology: from genero, Latin.

    Imagination assimilates the idea of the generator into the reality in the thing engendered. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. Generator

    Generator is a Foo Fighters song, released as a single in 2000 from their third album There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The single was only released in Australia and also released as a limited edition single in Europe. The song is particularly unique among the band's work because of Dave Grohl's implementation of the talk box in parts of the song. The usage of the device was partly inspired by Grohl's admiration of Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh, both of whom helped popularize it in the 1970s.


  1. generator

    A generator is a device or mechanism that converts mechanical energy, or other forms of energy, into electrical energy. This is often achieved through a process known as electromagnetic induction. Generators are commonly used during power outages, in vehicles, or in any instance where grid electricity is unavailable. In the context of mathematics or programming, a generator can also refer to a special routine that produces a sequence of values.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generatornoun

    one who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces

  2. Generatornoun

    an apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc

  3. Generatornoun

    the principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- called also generating tone

  4. Etymology: [L.]


  1. Generator

    Generator is the sixth studio album by the punk rock band Bad Religion. Although the album was completed in the spring of 1991, it was not released until 1992. The reason that the album's release date was pushed back was because Bad Religion was not happy with the artwork and packaging, and in order to release it, they went through ideas that were scrapped. Generator was the band's first release with drummer Bobby Schayer, who replaced Pete Finestone during the Against the Grain tour. It is also Bad Religion's fourth and last album not to display their classic font on the cover. Like Bad Religion's first five albums, Epitaph Records released a remastered version of Generator on April 6, 2004, with two exclusive tracks that were taken from the split 7" with Noam Chomsky issued by Maximum Rock'N Roll in 1991. On the same day, they released a DVD reissue of their long-out of print live video Along the Way, which was also released in 1992. These versions feature Finestone on drums, making it his final recordings with Bad Religion. As of 2008, the original CD version of the album is out of print. A video was made for "Atomic Garden". It is available for watching at Epitaph web site. This was the first video Bad Religion ever released.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generator in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of generator in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Maurice Levy:

    We are the best cash generator of the industry, and with Sapient we will improve even further that position, After the deal we'll have a level of debt that is easy to live with and will have ample time and room to treat our shareholders comfortably.

  2. Bilingual Hirai:

    The entertainment segment has maintained profitability for 18 years straight, and as a generator of stable profit, it is a major pillar of the Sony Group.

  3. Piotr Bujlo:

    The generator produces electricity in an environmentally friendly way, without pollution or noise.

  4. Mary Saladino:

    It’s like your power goes off in your house and you have a backup generator, but your backup generator isn’t working so well, we see the disease manifest at moments when Henry’s tank is running low. It could be when he’s too hot, tired from climbing upstairs, or he’s hungry or his brain was working too hard during therapy.

  5. General Hospital:

    Fifty patients were seen in the ER today because of the storm, we are operating on generator power. Columbia is completely out of power.

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