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generation

gen·er·a·tion

generation

 
 
pronunciation:
je n reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the entire body of people who were born at roughly the same time.
My grandmother's generation did not have television.
similar words:
contemporaries
definition 2: the time period between the birth of parents and the birth of their children, or a period roughly equal to such a time period.
This land has been owned by our family for six generations.Technology has changed a great deal in one generation.
definition 3: a level or single step in an ancestral hierarchy.
Brothers, sisters, and cousins are of the same generation.Uncles and nephews are one generation removed from each other.
 
definition 4: the act or process of generating or creating.
These turbines are used for the generation of electricity.With the help of a microscope, it is possible to see the generation of new cells.
synonyms:
conception, creation, formation, origination, procreation, production
similar words:
development, inception, launch, start
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