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abiogenesis the production of living organisms from nonliving matter; spontaneous generation.
atomic age (often cap.) the period in history characterized by the development and use of atomic energy in the generation of electrical power and for immensely destructive weapons.
atomic energy a source of power based on this energy, such as that used for the generation of electricity; nuclear energy. [1/2 definitions]
beat of or pertaining to the Beat Generation of the 1950s, or its adherents. [1/15 definitions]
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.
beatnik a person who belonged to the Beat Generation of the 1950s. [1/2 definitions]
bequeath pass on or transfer, as to one of a younger generation. [1/2 definitions]
biogenesis generation of living organisms by this means. [1/2 definitions]
descend to be passed along by inheritance, as from one generation to the next. [1/7 definitions]
double cross a crossbreeding of two first-generation hybrids produced by single crosses. [1/2 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.
-geny origin; production; generation.
-gony genesis or generation; manner of coming into existence.
grand- one generation away.
great- one generation away.
hydroelectric of or concerning the generation of electricity by means of the energy produced by moving water.
induction the generation of an electric charge, electromotive force, or magnetism by a body with electric or magnetic properties in a nearby body without direct contact. [1/3 definitions]
intergeneration combined form of generation.
Issei (sometimes l.c.) a first-generation Japanese immigrant to the United States or Canada. (See Kibei, Nisei, Sansei.)
prothallium a tiny, flat, circular mass, bearing the sexual organs on the underside, that is produced in the sexual generation of ferns, some mosses, and related plants.