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Gen Y

or GenY, Gen-Y

[jen wahy] /ˈdʒɛn ˈwaɪ/
Origin of Gen Y
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Gen Y'er, noun


a combining form meaning “origin,” used in the formation of compound words:
From the Greek word -geneia, dating back to 1885-90. See -gen, -y3 Unabridged
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combining form
indicating origin or manner of development: phylogeny
Derived Forms
-genic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -geneia, from -genēs born
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Word Origin and History for geny


word-forming element meaning "genesis, origin, production," from French -génie, from Greek -geneia, from genes "born, produced" (see genus).

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geny in Medicine

-geny suff.
Production; generation; origin: ontogeny.

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