- one complete life cycle.
- one of the alternate phases that complete a life cycle having more than one phase: the gametophyte generation.
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Origin of generation
historical usage of generation
Generātiō is a derivative of generāre “to beget, father, produce, generate.” Generāre in turn comes from genus (stem gener- ) “race, people, nation, class, kind,” from the Proto-Indo-European root gen-, gon-, gnē-, gnō- (with still other variants) “to beget, give birth.”
Further Latin examples include gēns (stem gent- ) “family, race, nation, people” and nātiō (from gnātiō ) “birth of a child, issue; race, nation.” Gentēs, the plural of gēns, translates Hebrew goyim “nations” in the Vulgate. Gēns forms the Latin adjective gentīlis “belonging to the same family, race, or nation.” English gentile comes from the Vulgate usage of gentīlis “any or all of the non-Jewish nations” and later “heathen, pagan.” Proto-Indo-European gen-, gon- yields Greek génos “race, descent, descendant, child” and génesis “origin, birth.”
The naming of a generation of people characterized collectively by shared ideas, experiences, etc., dates from the 1920s, specifically, the automobile generation and the Lost Generation.
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I watched SNL—the Eddie Murphy generation—and also SCTV with Rick Moranis.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A place that has multiplied success for generation after generation of its children.
This was a guy from the hip-hop generation and with a perspective that was inextricably linked to that generation.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Changing public opinion, of course, will be the work of a generation or maybe two, but kudos to Stewart for getting it started.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Parker left the place that he knew for the possibilities that he would not have had in the Texas of a generation ago.
The cells of its own generation that were crowded in the other direction made part of an annual layer of bark.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Like the God whom it hymns, it has been "for generation after generation" an asylum.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Volume III|Alexander Maclaren
She was old, of a past generation; the young women belonged to the present.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
We reply, that it is the receptacle, and in a manner the nurse, of all generation.Timaeus|Plato
Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces, that ye may tell it to the generation following.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
British Dictionary definitions for generation
- a successive stage in natural descent of organisms: the time between when an organism comes into being and when it reproduces
- the individuals produced at each stage
- belonging to a generation specified as having been born in or as having parents, grandparents, etc, born in a given countrya third-generation American
- belonging to a specified stage of development in manufacture, usually implying improvementa second-generation computer
Derived forms of generationgenerational, adjective
Medical definitions for generation
Scientific definitions for generation
- 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.