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Noun: generation  ,je-nu'rey-shun
  1. All the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    - coevals, contemporaries
  2. Group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
  3. The normal time between successive generations
    "they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
  4. A stage of technological development or innovation
    "the third generation of computers"
  5. A coming into being
    - genesis
  6. The production of heat or electricity
    "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
  7. The act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    - multiplication, propagation

Derived forms: generations

Type of: beginning, biological group, breeding, facts of life, people, period, period of time, phase, procreation, production, reproduction, stage, time period, time span

Encyclopedia: Generation