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gen·er·a·tion

 (jĕn′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The people born and living about the same time, considered as a group: the baby-boom generation.
2. The average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring: a social change that took place over three generations.
3. All of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor: Mother and daughters represent two generations.
4. Biology A form or stage in the life cycle of an organism: the asexual generation of a fern.
5.
a. A stage or period of sequential technological development and innovation.
b. A class of objects derived from a preceding class: a new generation of computers.
6. The formation of a line or geometric figure by the movement of a point or line.
7. The act or process of generating; origination, production, or procreation.
8. Physics Any of three groups of fundamental fermions, each containing two quarks and two leptons, together with their associated antiparticles, corresponding members of which differ in mass and lifetime. The first or electron generation consists of the down quark, up quark, electron, and electron neutrino lepton. The second or muon generation consists of the strange quark, charm quark, muon, and muon neutrino lepton. The third or tauon generation consists of the bottom quark, top quark, muon, and muon neutrino lepton.

gen′er·a′tion·al adj.
gen′er·a′tion·al·ly adv.

generation

(ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Biology) the act or process of bringing into being; production or reproduction, esp of offspring
2. (Genetics)
a. a successive stage in natural descent of organisms: the time between when an organism comes into being and when it reproduces
b. the individuals produced at each stage
3. (Biology) the normal or average time between two such generations of a species: about 35 years for humans
4. (Biology) a phase or form in the life cycle of a plant or animal characterized by a particular type of reproduction: the gametophyte generation.
5. all the people of approximately the same age, esp when considered as sharing certain attitudes, etc
6. (General Physics) production of electricity, heat, etc
7. (General Physics) physics a set of nuclei formed directly from a preceding set in a chain reaction
8. (modifier, in combination)
a. belonging to a generation specified as having been born in or as having parents, grandparents, etc, born in a given country: a third-generation American.
b. belonging to a specified stage of development in manufacture, usually implying improvement: a second-generation computer.
ˌgenerˈational adj

gen•er•a•tion

(ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the entire body of individuals born and living at about the same time: the postwar generation.
2. the term of years, about 30 among human beings, accepted as the average period between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.
3. a group of individuals, most of whom are the same approximate age, having similar problems, attitudes, etc.
4. a group of individuals belonging to a category at the same time: the generation of silent-screen stars.
5. a single step in natural descent, as of human beings, animals, or plants.
6. a stage of technological development distinct from but based upon another stage: a new generation of computers.
7. the offspring of a certain parent or couple, considered as a step in natural descent.
8. the act or process of generating.
9. the state of being generated.
10. production by natural or artificial processes; evolution, as of heat or sound.
11.
a. one complete life cycle.
b. one of the alternate phases that complete a life cycle having more than one phase: the gametophyte generation.
12. the production of a geometrical figure by the motion of another figure.
[1250–1300; < Middle French < Latin]
gen`er•a′tion•al, adj.
gen`er•a′tion•al•ly, adv.

Generation

 all of the individuals born at about the same time, 1340; a race; family, offspring, or descendants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.generation - all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same agegeneration - all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
youth culture - young adults (a generational unit) considered as a cultural class or subculture
peer group - contemporaries of the same status
2.generation - group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
biological group - a group of plants or animals
posterity - all future generations
baby boom, baby-boom generation - the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II
gen X, generation X - the generation following the baby boom (especially Americans and Canadians born in the 1960s and 1970s)
3.generation - the normal time between successive generations; "they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
4.generation - a stage of technological development or innovation; "the third generation of computers"
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
5.generation - a coming into beinggeneration - a coming into being      
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
6.generation - the production of heat or electricity; "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
7.generation - the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
facts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
biogeny, biogenesis - the production of living organisms from other living organisms

generation

noun
1. age group, peer group He's the leading American playwright of his generation.
2. age, period, era, time, days, lifetime, span, epoch Within a generation, flight has become popular with many travellers.
3. range, class, series, type, wave, variety, crop, batch a new generation of computers
4. production, manufacture, manufacturing, creation, formation, origination They have announced plans for a sharp rise in nuclear power generation.
Translations
جيلجِيل
generace
generation
sukupolvi
generacija
generációnemzedék
kynslóî
世代
세대
generácia
generacija
generation
ชั่วอายุคน
thế hệ

generation

[ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= act) → generación f
2. (= group of people) → generación f
the younger generationla nueva generación
the older generationlos mayores
first/second/third/fourth generation (Comput) → de primera/segunda/tercera/cuarta generación
B. CPD the generation gap Nla brecha entre las generaciones

generation

[ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən] n
(= age group) → génération f
the younger generation → la nouvelle génération
a generation of children → une génération d'enfants
the present generation → la génération actuelle
[electricity] → production f
[income] → production f
[computers, phones] → génération f

generation

n
(lit, fig)Generation f; within a generationin einer Generation
(= act of generating)Erzeugung f; (of jobs)Schaffung f

generation

[ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn] n
a. (age group) → generazione f
the younger/older generation → la nuova/vecchia generazione
the generation gap → il gap m inv generazionale
b. (of electricity) → produzione f

generate

(ˈdʒenəreit) verb
to cause or produce. This machine generates electricity; His suggestions generated a lot of ill-feeling.
ˌgeneˈration noun
1. one stage in the descent of a family. All three generations – children, parents and grandparents – lived together quite happily.
2. people born at about the same time. People of my generation all think the same way about this.
the generation gap noun
the difference in views and the lack of understanding between younger and older people.
ˈgenerator noun
a machine which produces electricity, gas etc. The hospital has an emergency generator.

generation

جِيل generace generation Generation γενιά generación sukupolvi génération generacija generazione 世代 세대 generatie generasjon pokolenie geração поколение generation ชั่วอายุคน kuşak thế hệ 一代

gen·er·a·tion

n. generación.
1. acción de crear un nuevo organismo;
2. producción por proceso natural o artificial;
3. conjunto de personas nacidas dentro de un período de unos treinta años aproximadamente.

generation

n generación f; first (second, third, latest, etc.) — primera (segunda, tercera, última, etc.) generación
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This, it appeared, was the Indian burial ground, and had been used for generations.
While I was waiting for him to come out of his developing-room, I walked about trying to recognize the likenesses on his walls: girls in Commencement dresses, country brides and grooms holding hands, family groups of three generations.
His dark, wrinkled countenance was in singular and wild contrast with the long white locks which floated on his shoulders, in such thickness, as to announce that generations had probably passed away since they had last been shorn.
When it was understood, however, that the Colonel intended to erect a family mansion-spacious, ponderously framed of oaken timber, and calculated to endure for many generations of his posterity over the spot first covered by the log-built hut of Matthew Maule, there was much shaking of the head among the village gossips.
The new inhabitant -- who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came -- has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oyster -- like tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been embedded.
For in the mere act of penning my thoughts of this Leviathan, they weary me, and make me faint with their out-reaching comprehensiveness of sweep, as if to include the whole circle of the sciences, and all the generations of whales, and men, and mastodons, past, present, and to come, with all the revolving panoramas of empire on earth, and throughout the whole universe, not excluding its suburbs.
But day by day the music of Tamoszius' violin became more passionate and heartbreaking; and Marija would sit with her hands clasped and her cheeks wet and all her body atremble, hearing in the wailing melodies the voices of the unborn generations which cried out in her for life.
Bards have written of the cestus of Venus, that turned the heads of all the world in successive generations.
I wanted to try and think out how it was that rational or even half-rational men could ever have learned to wear armor, considering its incon- veniences; and how they had managed to keep up such a fashion for generations when it was plain that what I had suffered to-day they had had to suffer all the days of their lives.
The strokes of the bare feet had worn grooves inches deep in the stone flags; it had taken many generations of swinging children to accomplish that.
Weston was a native of Highbury, and born of a respectable family, which for the last two or three generations had been rising into gentility and property.
Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance.

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