Definition of generative grammar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


generative grammar

BrE BrE//ˌdʒenərətɪv ˈɡræmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenərətɪv ˈɡræmər//
[countable, uncountable] (linguistics)
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a type of grammar which describes a language by giving a set of rules which can be used to produce all the possible sentences in that language
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: generative grammar