generative

Adjective

  1. having the ability to produce or originate; “generative power”; “generative forces”
    • Synonyms
      • productive
    • Antonyms
      • consumptive
    • Related
      • productiveness
      • productivity
      • generate
      • generate
      • bring forth
  2. producing new life or offspring; “the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions”; “the reproductive or generative organs”
    • Synonyms
      • procreative
      • reproductive
    • Similar to
      • fruitful
    • Related
      • reproduce
      • procreate
      • multiply
      • reproduce
      • procreate
      • multiply
      • beget
      • get
      • engender
      • father
      • mother
      • sire
      • generate
      • bring forth

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found generative

While reading Gergen (2015) I came across generative as a new word.

I was preparing to create these pages and so I was trying to find an interesting word in one of my recent readings.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:


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The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Reference Author: Gergen (2015)

Reference Citation:

Gergen, K. J. (2015). Social Construction: From “What is” to “What Could Be.” In An Invitation to Social Construction (pp. 1–33). SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473921276