Meaning of “generator” in the English Dictionary

"generator" in American English

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generatornoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒen·əˌreɪt̬·ər/

(Definition of “generator” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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generatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒenəreɪtər/ us

PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a machine that produces electricity:

The turbine connects to a generator and feeds power into the grid.

a person, company, government, etc. that produces something:

a generator of sth Southern England is the chief generator of tax for the United Kingdom overall.
an income/economic/revenue generator

UK PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a company that produces electricity:

National Power, Britain's second largest generator, announced record profits yesterday.

(Definition of “generator” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)