Generator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒenəreɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word generator
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛnəreɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word generator

noun

- an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
- engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
- someone who originates or causes or initiates something(syn: author, source)

he was the generator of several complaints

- an electronic device for producing a signal voltage

Examples

This new product will be a major revenue generator.

a backup generator for the store

he was the generator of several complaints

You can wire the generator to a car battery.

We bought an electric generator as a standby.

the low-pitched hum of the generator

they scarcely ever used the emergency generator

an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity

Word forms

noun
singular: generator
plural: generators
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