Definition of generative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

generative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdʒenərətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒenərətɪv//
 
(formal)
 
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that can produce something generative processes Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin generativus, from generare ‘beget’, from genus, gener- ‘stock, race’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: generative

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