generative vs reproductive what difference

what is difference between generative and reproductive

English

Etymology

From Middle English generatyve, generatyf, generatif. Compare French génératif.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnəɹətɪv/, /ˈdʒɛnɹətɪv/, /dʒəˈnɛɹətɪv/

Adjective

generative (comparative more generative, superlative most generative)

  1. Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.
    • Of course, structures like those associated with (36) and (37) constitute only a tiny subset of the infinite set of well-formed sentence structures found in English. We can increase the Generative Capacity of our grammar ( = the set of structures which it generates) either by expanding the Lexicon on the one hand, or by expanding the Categorial Rules (i.e. Phrase Structure Rules) on the other.

Synonyms

  • creative

Antonyms

  • annihilative

Related terms

  • degenerative

Translations


German

Adjective

generative

  1. inflection of generativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Adjective

generative

  1. feminine plural of generativo

Anagrams

  • generatevi


English

Adjective

reproductive (comparative more reproductive, superlative most reproductive)

  1. Of or relating to reproduction.
  2. That reproduces.

Translations

Noun

reproductive (plural reproductives)

  1. (biology) A reproductive organism (especially such as in an insect).

Anagrams

  • overpictured

French

Adjective

reproductive

  1. feminine singular of reproductif

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