generate [jen′ər āt΄]
generated, generating [< L generatus, pp. of generare, to beget, produce < genus (gen. generis): see GENUS]
1. to produce (offspring); beget; procreate
2. to bring into being; cause to be [to generate hope]
a) to originate or produce by a physical, chemical, mechanical, electronic, or mathematical process [to generate electricity, software that generates graphs]
b) to produce in great quantities [an office that generates a lot of paperwork]
4. Geom. to trace out or form ( a curve, plane, or figure) by the motion of a point, line, or plane

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