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Definition of GEN

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-gen \-gen\ [(1) From Gr. -gen-, from the same root as ge`nos race, stock (see {Genus}). (2) From Gr. suffix -genh`s born. Cf. F. -g[`e]ne.]
     1. A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen. [1913 Webster]

     2. A suffix meaning produced, generated; as, exogen. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

gen
   /jen/, n.,v.

      Short for {generate}, used frequently in both spoken and written contexts.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]


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