Associations to the word «Generator»


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