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generate vt.

To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. This term retains its mechanistic connotations (though often humorously) when used of human behavior. "The guy is rational most of the time, but mention nuclear energy around him and he'll generate infinite flamage."

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Gen"er*ate (?), v. t. [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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