1. informal term for information
; - Example: "give me the gen on your new line of computers"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
-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.
2. A suffix meaning produced, generated; as, exogen.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: informal term for information; "give me the gen on your new
line of computers"
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
Short for generate, used frequently in both spoken and written contexts.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
To produce something according to an algorithm or program or
set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of
the execution of an algorithm or program.
The opposite of parse.