Constructive vs Generative - What's the difference?

constructive | generative |


As adjectives the difference between constructive and generative

is that constructive is relating to or causing construction while generative is having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.

constructive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to or causing construction.
  • Carefully considered and meant to be helpful.
  • (legal) Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust.
  • Synonyms

    * (carefully considered and meant to be helpful) productive

    Antonyms

    * (relating to or causing construction) destructive * (carefully considered and meant to be helpful) destructive

    Derived terms

    * constructive criticism * constructive dismissal * constructive eviction * constructive notice * constructive logic * constructive trust * constructively * constructiveness * constructivism * deconstructive * inconstructive * unconstructive ----

    generative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.
  • * That generative particle. — Bentley
  • *
  • Of course, structures like those associated with (36) and (37) constitute only a tiny subset of the infinite set of well-formed sentence structures found in English. We can increase the Generative Capacity of our grammar ( = the set of structures which it generates) either by expanding the Lexicon on the one hand, or by expanding the Categorial Rules (i.e. Phrase Structure Rules) on the other.

    Synonyms

    * creative

    Antonyms

    * annihilative