generation

[ jen-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of generation

1250–1300; Middle English generacioun < Middle French < Latin generātiōn- (stem of generātiō). See generate, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for generation

generation

/ (ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

generational, adjective
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Medicine definitions for generation

generation

[ jĕn′ə-rāshən ]

n.

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.
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Science definitions for generation

generation

[ jĕn′ə-rāshən ]

  1. All of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor.
  2. The average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.
A form or stage in the life cycle of an organism. See more at alternation of generations.
The formation of a line or geometric figure by the movement of a point or line.
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