What does generation mean?

Definitions for generation
ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃəngen·er·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coevals, contemporaries, generation(noun)

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

  2. generation(noun)

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

  3. generation(noun)

    the normal time between successive generations

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

  4. generation(noun)

    a stage of technological development or innovation

    "the third generation of computers"

  5. genesis, generation(noun)

    a coming into being

  6. generation(noun)

    the production of heat or electricity

    "dams were built for the generation of electricity"

  7. generation, multiplication, propagation(noun)

    the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

Wiktionary

  1. generation(Noun)

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

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

  2. generation(Noun)

    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. generation(Noun)

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

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

  4. generation(Noun)

    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. generation(Noun)

    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. generation(Noun)

    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. generation(Noun)

    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. generation(Noun)

    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. Generation(noun)

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

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

  2. Generation(noun)

    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. Generation(noun)

    that which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring

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

  4. Generation(noun)

    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. Generation(noun)

    race; kind; family; breed; stock

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

  6. Generation(noun)

    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. Generation(noun)

    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  

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. Anuj Somany:

    A person whose heart is often broken by the people has only pleasantly shaken the world with his great work to save humanity and such exemplars have always been seen through ages in every generation.

  2. Chief Egunwale Amusan:

    When my grandparents lost their home to imminent domain, that was the second, no actually it was the third atrocity. They experienced (19)21, then they experienced 'urban removal,' then they experienced imminent domain. Three cycles of devastation where each generation each time they had absolutely nothing to pass on to me or my offspring, this concept of generational wealth -- we understood that in Greenwood.

  3. Lori Deem:

    The Millennial generation are more activists and socially conscious and they have higher expectations of the employers they work for.

  4. Harold Walker:

    When you read history it is quite astonishing to discover that there never was a day when men thought times were really good. Every generation in history has been haunted by the feeling of crisis.

  5. Tim Hatt:

    For a lot of these countries 5G is just not on the horizon right now, that 4G generation (is) for the most part mobile only. They don't have computers... This is a whole new ball game and the operators are pretty well positioned to take advantage of that.

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