How was it that Britons went from being Romans to Italians in one generation?
But this was 2003, the beginning of generation Me, and just a year before Facebook launched.
Ditto medical cures of established HIV infection with the current generation of antivirals.
Hamilton Nolan delivers a much-needed dose of perspective for journalism's "me" generation.
In an excerpt from The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo argues both organizations draw the best minds of a generation.
In each of these things what Arnold was to his generation Wells remarkably has been to ours.
The treatise "On the generation of Animals" is an extraordinary production.
Lighting fire, from refraction, generation illustrates, iii.
A race is not developed in an hour or a decade or a generation.
It was an old-fashioned house, and more than one generation had grown up in it.
early 14c., "body of individuals born about the same period" (usually 30 years), from Old French generacion (12c.) and directly from Latin generationem (nominative generatio) "generating, generation," noun of action from past participle stem of generare "bring forth" (see genus). Meanings "act or process of procreation," "process of being formed," "offspring of the same parent" are late 14c.
Generation gap first recorded 1967; generation x is 1991, from Douglas Coupland book of that name; generation y attested by 1994. Related: Generational. Adjectival phrase first-generation, second-generation, etc. with reference to U.S. immigrants is from 1896.
generation gen·er·a·tion (jěn'ə-rā'shən)
A form or stage in the life cycle of an organism.
All of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor.
The average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.
A group of individuals born and living about the same time.
A group of generally contemporaneous individuals regarded as having common cultural or social characteristics and attitudes.
The act or process of generating; origination, production, or procreation.