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noun gen·er·a·tor \ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər\

Simple Definition of generator

  • : something that produces something; especially : a machine that produces electricity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of generator

  1. 1 :  one that generates: as a :  an apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed b :  a machine by which mechanical energy is changed into electrical energy

  2. 2 :  a mathematical entity that when subjected to one or more operations yields another mathematical entity or its elements; specifically :  generatrix

Examples of generator in a sentence

  1. This new product will be a major revenue generator.

  2. a backup generator for the store



1646

First Known Use of generator

1646

Rhymes with generator

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GENERATOR Defined for Kids

generator

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noun gen·er·a·tor \ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər\

Definition of generator for Students

  1. :  a machine that produces electricity





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