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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
References in classic literature ?
For myself, I conclude the Bumppos could shoot, for I have a natural turn with a rifle, which must have been handed down from generation to generation, as, our holy commandments tell us, all good and evil gifts are bestowed; though I should be loath to answer for other people in such a matter.
Hence, too, might be drawn a weighty lesson from the little-regarded truth, that the act of the passing generation is the germ which may and must produce good or evil fruit in a far-distant time; that, together with the seed of the merely temporary crop, which mortals term expediency, they inevitably sow the acorns of a more enduring growth, which may darkly overshadow their posterity.
A writer of story books What kind of business in life -- what mode of glorifying God, or being serviceable to mankind in his day and generation -- may that be?
All these industries were gathered into buildings near by, connected by galleries and railroads with the main establishment; and it was estimated that they had handled nearly a quarter of a billion of animals since the founding of the plant by the elder Durham a generation and more ago.
Yet our laws positively and utterly forbid any efficient general educational system, and they do it wisely, too; for, just begin and thoroughly educate one generation, and the whole thing would be blown sky high.
Within a few years we have witnessed the phenomenon of a southeastward migration, in the settlement of Australia; but this affects us as a retrograde movement, and, judging from the moral and physical character of the first generation of Australians, has not yet proved a successful experiment.
In the midst of this mournful spot was a decayed and aged little "frame" house with but one room, one window, and no ceiling--it had been a smoke-house a generation before.
Everything in camp was drenched, the camp-fire as well; for they were but heedless lads, like their generation, and had made no provision against rain.
Mothers and fathers of the scholars, as well as relatives to the remotest generation, had been coming on the train and driving into the town since breakfast time; old pupils, both married and single, with and without families, streamed back to the dear old village.
Does not the consciousness of having done some real good in your day and generation give pleasure?
Medlock to drink a glass of beer he was on the spot--as he had hoped to be--when the most dramatic event Misselthwaite Manor had seen during the present generation actually took place.
If it ever becomes mine, it shall be put into some hands better qualified to free it slowly (if such a thing is possible) from the weight that drags it down, so that the miserable people who cannot leave it and who have been long wrung to the last point of endurance, may, in another generation, suffer less; but it is not for me.

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