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generate to cause to be brought into being. [2 definitions]
generation the entire body of people who were born at roughly the same time. [5 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.
generative of or pertaining to the production of offspring; procreative. [2 definitions]
generative grammar a grammar system in which a limited, fixed set of rules can generate or describe an infinitely large variety of sentences in a language.
generator someone or something that generates. [3 definitions]
generatrix a point, line, or plane that generates a geometric figure when set in motion, such as a line that generates a plane.
generic of, concerning, or applying to all elements of a particular class. [4 definitions]
generosity willing readiness to give. [3 definitions]
generous willing to give or share, or giving more than necessary; unselfish. [4 definitions]
-genesis production; origin.
genesis the beginning or origin of something. [2 definitions]
genet any of several carnivorous mammals related to the civet, with yellowish or grayish fur, dark spots, and a long ringed tail. [2 definitions]
genetic of or concerning the science of heredity. [3 definitions]
genetically through the genes; in accordance with genetic makeup [3 definitions]
genetic code the rules governing the order in which amino acids are added to a nascent protein as it is being synthesized according to the order of nucleotides in DNA and RNA molecules.
genetic drift evolutionary change because of mutations that result from random changes in gene frequency in a small population and that become established in that population.
genetic engineering the science or practice of altering the genetic code transmitted by living organisms by splicing and recombining specific genetic units from their DNA.
genetics (used with a sing. verb) the science of heredity, esp. of the influence of genes on the appearance, development, and evolution of organisms. [2 definitions]
Geneva Convention one of a number of international agreements, first made in Geneva, Switzerland in 1864, establishing rules for the care of the dead and wounded and the humane treatment of prisoners of war.