generative grammar

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noun gen·er·a·tive grammar \usually ˈje-nə-rə-tiv-\

Definition of generative grammar

  1. 1 :  a description in the form of a set of rules for producing the grammatical sentences of a language

  2. 2 :  transformational grammar

First Known Use of generative grammar

1959


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