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

  -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]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : informal term for information; "give me the gen on your new
           line of computers"

From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  gen /jen/ n.,v. Short for {generate}, used frequently in both spoken
     and written contexts.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:


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