genus, genesis-, -gen, -gene, -genesis, -genetic, -genic, -geny, -genous
(Latin: birth, beget; descent, origin, creation, inception, beginning, race, sort; kind, class)
The growth of a city can have a negative impact on longtime small businesses that cannot keep up with the expenses associated with gentrification and the rising costs of real estate.
2. Not spurious (false) or counterfeit, but being authentic.
3. Having the claimed qualities or values; and so, being honest and open in relationships with others.
4. Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; being native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; such as, a genuine text; a genuine production; or genuine materials.
2. Being free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; but being sincere and having undisputed credibility.
3. Being authentic, bona fide, sincere, trustworthy, and straightforward: "The genuineness of the doctor's concerns for his patients was obvious."
- A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
- A pile driver.
- A snare or trap for game.
- A pump operated by a windmill.
At first (about 1200) the meaning referred more to "a trick" or "device" or "any machine"; especially, "military" or the sense of "someone who converts energy to mechanical power" (in the 18th century) particularly with reference to steam engines.