What does generation mean?

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ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃəngen·er·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coevals, contemporaries, generationnoun

    all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

  2. generationnoun

    group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

  3. generationnoun

    the normal time between successive generations

    "they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"

  4. generationnoun

    a stage of technological development or innovation

    "the third generation of computers"

  5. genesis, generationnoun

    a coming into being

  6. generationnoun

    the production of heat or electricity

    "dams were built for the generation of electricity"

  7. generation, multiplication, propagationnoun

    the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

Wiktionary

  1. generationnoun

    The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  2. generationnoun

    Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  3. generationnoun

    That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspring.

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  4. generationnoun

    A period of around thirty years, the average amount of time before a child takes the place of its parents.

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  5. generationnoun

    A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy, or collectively the body of people who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one time.

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  6. generationnoun

    Race; kind; family; breed; stock.

    Thy mother's of my generation; what's she, if I be a dog? - Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, I-iii

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  7. generationnoun

    The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

  8. generationnoun

    The aggregate of the functions and phenomena which attend reproduction.

    "There are four modes of generation in the animal kingdom: scissiparity or by fissiparous generation, gemmiparity or by budding, germiparity or by germs, and oviparity or by ova"

    Etymology: From generacioun, from génération, from generatio, from generare; see generate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generationnoun

    the act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

  2. Generationnoun

    origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

  3. Generationnoun

    that which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

  4. Generationnoun

    a single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

  5. Generationnoun

    race; kind; family; breed; stock

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

  6. Generationnoun

    the formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

  7. Generationnoun

    the aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction

    Etymology: [OE. generacioun, F. gnration, fr.L. generatio.]

Freebase

  1. Generation

    Generation, also known as biogenesis, reproduction, or procreation in biological sciences, is the act of producing offspring. In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship. The term is also often used synonymously with cohort in social science, even though some researchers believe that this usage is misleading; under this formulation the term means "people within a delineated population who experience the same significant events within a given period of time." Generation in this sense of birth cohort, also known as a "social generation," is widely used in popular culture, and has been the basis for much social analysis. Serious analysis of generations began in the century, emerging from an increasing awareness of the possibility of permanent social change and the idea of youthful rebellion against the established social order. Some analysts believe that a generation is one of the fundamental social categories in a society, while others view its importance as being overshadowed by other factors such as class, gender, race, education and so on.

Editors Contribution

  1. generation

    The act and process of to generate.

    The generation of income for the business is planned and generated easily and effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 17, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Generation

    used as the equivalent of brood; q.v.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2094

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3169

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'generation' in Nouns Frequency: #663

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of generation in a Sentence

  1. Mayyu Ali:

    There are a million Rohingya, each of us has an oral history, each one of us has trauma. I want a new generation to write for themselves.

  2. Hunter S. Thompson:

    History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.

  3. Jeb Bush on Tuesday:

    The animal spirits of this country are being stifled by this top-down-driven regulatory system that is choking off the next generation of job creators.

  4. David Cameron:

    We all agreed, as do the Scottish public, that the independence referendum should be a 'once in a generation' or a 'once in a lifetime' event, so now it is time to move on. Some may want to obsess about separation, but I am focused on delivering devolution.

  5. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.:

    For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

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