A portable electric generator.
An example of a generator is a machine that can produce electrical energy when the power is out in an area.
- a person or thing that generates; specif.,
- a machine for producing gas or steam
- a machine for changing mechanical energy into electrical energy; dynamo
Origin of generatorClassical Latin
- a. One that generates, especially a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.b. An apparatus that generates vapor or gas.
- A circuit that generates a specified waveform.
- Mathematics See generatrix.
- Computers A program that produces specific programs from the definition of an operation.
- One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
- (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.
- (music) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- see also generating tone.
- (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.
- (geometry) One of the lines of a ruled surface; more generally, an element of some family of linear spaces.
- (programming) A subordinate piece of code which, given some initial parameters will generate multiple output values on request.
- A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.
From Latin, from past participle of genero (“beget, father”)