- one complete life cycle.
- one of the alternate phases that complete a life cycle having more than one phase: the gametophyte generation.
Origin of generation
Examples from the Web for generation
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 Formsgenerational, adjective
Medicine definitions for generation
Science 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.