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Meaning & Definition of Generation in English

English

Generation

/ʤɛnəreʃən/

noun

1. All the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

    synonym:
  • coevals
  • ,
  • contemporaries
  • ,
  • generation

2. Group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

    synonym:
  • generation

3. The normal time between successive generations

  • "They had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
    synonym:
  • generation

4. A stage of technological development or innovation

  • "The third generation of computers"
    synonym:
  • generation

5. A coming into being

    synonym:
  • genesis
  • ,
  • generation

6. The production of heat or electricity

  • "Dams were built for the generation of electricity"
    synonym:
  • generation

7. The act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

    synonym:
  • generation
  • ,
  • multiplication
  • ,
  • propagation

Examples of using

She was born just a generation past slavery. A time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons: because she was a woman, and because of the color of her skin.
Myths and legends should be handed down from generation to generation.
The younger generation looks at things differently.