Associations to the word «Generator»

Wiktionary

GENERATOR, noun. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
GENERATOR, noun. (chemistry) An apparatus in which vapour or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort etc.
GENERATOR, noun. (music) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- see also generating tone.
GENERATOR, noun. (mathematics) An element of a group that is used in the presentation of the group: one of the elements from which the others can be inferred with the given relators.
GENERATOR, noun. (geometry) One of the lines of a ruled surface; more generally, an element of some family of linear spaces.
GENERATOR, noun. (programming) A subordinate piece of code which, given some initial parameters will generate multiple output values on request.
GENERATOR, noun. A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.
GENERATOR, noun. Especially, a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.

Dictionary definition

GENERATOR, noun. An apparatus that produces a vapor or gas.
GENERATOR, noun. Engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction.
GENERATOR, noun. Someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints".
GENERATOR, noun. An electronic device for producing a signal voltage.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke