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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  29/OUT/2011 11:07 AM
Assunto:  to generate

       It is not usually used in everyday conversation, but it can be found in medical circles.    Its usage was well used circa 15th century A.C. (A.D. Latin way).

       It is used also today by scientists and doctors in, say, academical talking.


       To find some examples google it with the keywords [  science medicine "generate a baby" ]





Generate \Gen"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated; p. pr. & vb. n. Generating.]

[L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]

[1913 Webster]

1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species. [1913 Webster]
2. To cause to be; to bring into life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause. [1913 Webster]
Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order. [1913 Webster]



1: bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" [syn: bring forth]
2: give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family" [syn: render, yield, return, give]
3: produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to to generate more electricity"
4: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, bring forth]



114 Moby Thesaurus words for "generate": accomplish, achieve, amplify, author, bear, beget, breed, breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring to effect, bring to pass, call into being, cause, charge, coin, conceive, concoct, construct, contrive, cook up, copulate, create, crossbreed, design, develop, devise, discover, do, dream up, effect, effectuate, electrify, energize, engender, establish, evolve, fabricate, fashion, father, forge, form, found, frame, galvanize, gestate, get, get up, give being to, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, hatch, impose, improvise, inaugurate, inbreed, induce, initiate, inspire, institute, introduce, invent, loop in, make, make do with, make love, make up, manufacture, mature, mint, mother, mould, multiply, muster up, occasion, originate, outbreed, parent, perform, plan, plug in, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate, provoke, put together, realize, reproduce, reproduce in kind, set afloat, set on foot, set up, shock, short, short-circuit, sire, spawn, step down, step up, stiffen, strike out, switch off, switch on, think out, think up, turn off, turn on, whip up, work, work up

generate vt. To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. This term retains its mechanistic connotations (though often humorously) when used of human behavior. "The guy is rational most of the time, but mention nuclear energy around him and he'll generate infinite flamage."

generate To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. [Jargon File] (1995-06-15)


tr.v. gen·er·at·ed, gen·er·at·ing, gen·er·ates
a. To bring into being; give rise to: generate a discussion.
b. To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process: generate heat.
2. To engender (offspring); procreate.
3. Mathematics To form (a geometric figure) by describing a curve or surface.
4. Computer Science To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
5. Linguistics To construct (a sentence, for example), as in generative grammar.

[Latin generre, gener t-, to produce, from genus, gener-, birth; see gen - in Indo-European roots.]
Thesaurus related words (in the same Dictionary):
4. generate - make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
beget, father, sire, engender, mother, bring forth, get
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
Synonyms for generate (verb)
yield , get , proliferate , breed , develop , germinate , multiply , originate , produce , propagate , bear , provoke , further , whip up , initiate , muster , perform , accomplish , achieve , bring about , bring to pass , begin , create , beget , engender , give rise to , occasion , bring on , induce , work up , lay , introduce , make , reproduce , trigger , cause , found , give birth to , inaugurate , institute , set up , form , hatch , father , parent , procreate , spawn , mate , get up , fertilize

Definition of GENERATE
transitive verb
: to bring into existence: as a : procreate, beget b : to originate by a vital, chemical, or physical process : produce <generate electricity>
: to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) <these stories…generate a good deal of psychological suspense — Atlantic>
: to define or originate (as a mathematical or linguistic set or structure) by the application of one or more rules or operations; especially : to trace out (as a curve) by a moving point or trace out (as a surface) by a moving curve .

Examples of GENERATE
windmills used to generate electricity
This business should generate a lot of revenue.
We hope to generate some new ideas at the meeting.
His theories have generated a great deal of interest among other scientists.
Her comments have generated a good deal of excitement.
They have been unable to generate much support for their proposals.

Origin of GENERATE
Latin generatus, past participle of generare, from gener-, genus descent, birth — more at kin
First Known Use: 1509


Definition of GENERATE
transitive verb
: to bring into existence; especially : procreate "generate innumerable offspring."
intransitive verb
: to produce offspring : propagate
generation early 14c., "body of individuals born about the same period" (usually 30 years), from O.Fr. generacion (12c.) and directly from L. generationem (nom. generatio) "generating, generation," noun of action from pp. stem of generare "bring forth" (see genus). Meanings "act or process of procreation," "process of being formed," "offspring of the same parent" are late 14c.

Generation gap first recorded 1967; generation x is 1991, from Douglas Coupland book of that name; generation y attested by 1994. Related: Generational. Adjectival phrase first-generation, second-generation, etc. with reference to U.S. immigrants is from 1896.


generate c.1500, "to beget" (offspring), a back formation from generation or else from L. generatus, pp. of generare "to beget, produce" (see generation); originally "to beget;" in reference to natural forces, conditions, substances, etc., attested from 1560s.


Related: Generated; generating.

regeneration c.1300, from L.L. regenerationem (nom. regeneratio) "a being born again," from L. regeneratus, pp. of regenerare "make over, generate again," from re- "again" (see re-) + generare "to produce" (see generation). Specifically of animal tissue, 1540s; of forests, 1888.




    Interview transcription (notice that the choice of words of Dr. Robert Lanza  tends to

the usage of the word, but the reporter´s choice do not.)




29 Dec 2002


CALLAWAY: Tell us a little bit about therapeutic cloning and the difference between what you do and what this company has claimed to have done?


LANZA: Well, therapeutic cloning is when you actually generate cells in a Petri dish, stem cells, that can be used for medical purposes. That's in contrast to reproductive cloning, where your goal is to generate a baby. So say for instance you had heart disease, what we could do is grow you out some new heart cells. And of course, through cloning, these would be your own cells, so your body wouldn't reject them. Or alternatively, if you had diabetes, we could create you new insulin producing cells.


CALLAWAY: And -- but your company claims that it has cloned a human embryo? In fact, that was like November of last year?


LANZA: They were very early stage embryos at the four to eight cell stage. Of course, to generate embryonic stem cells, you would need a larger embryo than that. I think one of our concerns for the reproductive purposes here, though, is that very early stage embryos are routinely used in IVF clinics. For instance...



LANZA: ...at the four to eight cell stage, to generate a baby. So we're concerned that those early stage embryos, if abused by the wrong group, could be doing something very much like the Raelians.

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to generate  –  student  28/OUT/2011, 9:36 PM
to generate  –  PPAULO  28/OUT/2011, 10:58 PM
to generate  –  Sidney  29/OUT/2011, 2:27 AM
to generate  –  Dale-USA  29/OUT/2011, 4:20 AM
 to generate  –  PPAULO  29/OUT/2011, 11:07 AM
to generate  –  PPAULO  29/OUT/2011, 11:09 AM
to generate  –  Dale-USA  29/OUT/2011, 1:06 PM
to generate  –  PPAULO  29/OUT/2011, 8:06 PM

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