Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to generation.

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Usage examples "generative":

  1. As long, however, as the external organs arrive at their mature form before the internal generative organs are fully developed, we have metamorphosis; but if the reverse is the case, then alternation of generations often results. - "On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects", Sir John Lubbock.
  2. And yet the author evinces no little anxiety to make out a case in favor of " a non- generative origin of life even at the present day;" and he appeals to a class of facts, confessedly obscure, which have not been, as he thinks, satisfactorily accounted for by the law which usually regulates the production of organic beings. - "Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws", James Buchanan.
  3. Here in the field of electric forces is to be found the generative forces of organic matter- the mysterious births from all parental life. - "The Universe a Vast Electric Organism", George Woodward Warder.