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Beat Generation (sometimes l.c.) used to characterize some members of the generation that reached maturity in the late 1950s, esp. in the United States, who were alienated from conventional society and who promoted experimentation in artistic and literary forms.
first-generation denoting a person who is a naturalized citizen of a nation, having immigrated from another country. [2 definitions]
generation gap the lack of understanding or alienation that exist between members of one generation and the next as a result of differing attitudes, experiences, values, and fashions, as well as the difference in age.
Generation X the generation following the post-WWII baby boom, esp. those born in the U.S. and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.
spontaneous generation the theory that living organisms can be created entirely from inanimate matter; abiogenesis.