1 having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces" [syn: productive] [ant: consumptive]
2 producing new life or offspring; "tXsXwhe reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions"; "the reproductive or generative organs" [syn: procreative, reproductive]
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EtymologyCompare French génératif.
Generative may refer to:
Math and science
abiogenetic, aboriginal, basal, basic, biogenetic, blastogenetic, causative, central, constructive, creative, crucial, demiurgic, elemental, elementary, embryonic, epigenetic, eumerogenetic, formative, fundamental, gametic, genetic, genial, genital, genitive, germinal, heterogenetic, histogenetic, homogenetic, in embryo, in ovo, inventive, isogenetic, merogenetic, metagenetic, monogenetic, original, originative, orthogenetic, pangenetic, parthenogenetic, phytogenetic, pregnant, primal, primary, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, productive, protogenic, radical, rudimentary, seminal, sporogenous, xenogenetic