- 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
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Contemporary Examples of generational
But generational differences soon creep in, threatening to pull the two couples apart.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory
September 14, 2014
Age also looms as a wildcard, with a generational divide further shaping the contours of the contest.2016 Just May Be the GOP Base’s Year
August 4, 2014
This is a personal story but also a story of generational change, of talents wasted and talents redeemed.Dealing With Dad the Dealer
April 9, 2014
More than most age groups, Millennials know that they are being set up for a generational scam of epic proportions.There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Your Best Selfie
March 18, 2014
Some terms are also generational, being more common among younger or older people.What Each of Facebook’s 51 New Gender Options Means
Debby Herbenick PhD, Aleta Baldwin
February 15, 2014
Historical Examples of generational
This structure is "horizontal" or generational in character and has little depth.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society
Robert F. Murphy
- 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
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.
- 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.