- 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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Example sentences from the Web for generation
This morning we need to get deeper into the Roblox S-1 so we can better understand the nature of its revenue generation.
I feel a duty of helping the next generation of entrepreneurs and sharing all the things that I’ve learnt.Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC?|Steve O'Hear|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Overall, this year’s additions will see renewable generation increase by seven percent, despite a five percent drop in energy demand.90% of the Global Power Capacity Added in 2020 Will Be Renewable|Edd Gent|November 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
We and most people we knew were consuming alcohol differently than generations before us.The boutique aperitif brand finding favor with millennials making more cocktails at home|Rachel King|November 15, 2020|Fortune
These higher ranges offer benefits such as better energy efficiency, faster charging and less heat generation, yet initially they were more expensive.
I find myself in the middle, generationally and philosophically.Frenemies: The Curious, Clashing Relationship of Obama and Netanyahu (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast Video|April 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.