what is difference between generative and reproductive
From Middle English generatyve, generatyf, generatif. Compare French génératif.
- IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnəɹətɪv/, /ˈdʒɛnɹətɪv/, /dʒəˈnɛɹətɪv/
generative (comparative more generative, superlative most generative)
- 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.
- inflection of generativ:
- strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
- strong nominative/accusative plural
- weak nominative all-gender singular
- weak accusative feminine/neuter singular
- feminine plural of generativo
reproductive (comparative more reproductive, superlative most reproductive)
- Of or relating to reproduction.
- That reproduces.
reproductive (plural reproductives)
- (biology) A reproductive organism (especially such as in an insect).
- feminine singular of reproductif