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general staff a group of officers who assist a high commander in planning and supervising military operations.
general store a small retail store that sells a wide range of merchandise but is not divided into departments.
general strike a strike by the entire labor force of an industry, country, or the like.
generate to cause to be brought into being. [2 definitions]
generation the entire body of people who were born at roughly the same time. [4 definitions]
generation gap the lack of understanding or alienation that exist between members of one generation and the next as a result of differing attitudes, experiences, values, and fashions, as well as the difference in age.
Generation X the generation following the post-WWII baby boom, esp. those born in the U.S. and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.
generative of or pertaining to the production of offspring; procreative. [2 definitions]
generative grammar a grammar system in which a limited, fixed set of rules can generate or describe an infinitely large variety of sentences in a language.
generator someone or something that generates. [3 definitions]
generatrix a point, line, or plane that generates a geometric figure when set in motion, such as a line that generates a plane.
generic of, concerning, or applying to all elements of a particular class. [4 definitions]
generosity willing readiness to give. [3 definitions]
generous willing to give or share, or giving more than necessary; unselfish. [3 definitions]
-genesis production; origin.
genesis the beginning or origin of something. [2 definitions]
genet any of several carnivorous mammals related to the civet, with yellowish or grayish fur, dark spots, and a long ringed tail. [2 definitions]
genetic of or concerning the science of heredity. [3 definitions]
genetic code the rules governing the order in which amino acids are added to a nascent protein as it is being synthesized according to the order of nucleotides in DNA and RNA molecules.
genetic drift evolutionary change because of mutations that result from random changes in gene frequency in a small population and that become established in that population.
genetic engineering the science or practice of altering the genetic code transmitted by living organisms by splicing and recombining specific genetic units from their DNA.