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generator

noun gen·er·a·tor \ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər\

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

Full Definition of GENERATOR

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

Examples of GENERATOR

  1. This new product will be a major revenue generator.
  2. a backup generator for the store

First Known Use of GENERATOR

1646

Rhymes with GENERATOR

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GENERATOR Defined for Kids

generator

noun gen·er·a·tor \ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər\

Definition of GENERATOR for Kids

:  a machine that produces electricity
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