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Definition of generator:

  1. An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc.
  2. Any machine that transforms mechanical into electrical energy; a dynamo.
  3. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
  4. The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; - called also generating tone.

Synonyms:

root, author, germ, dynamo, series, source, reservoir, writer, shunt, informant, rootage, compound, series-wound, reference, DC, shunt-wound, origin, beginning, seed.

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