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Definitions of generation

  1. all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
  2. the normal time between successive generations; " they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
  3. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
  4. the production of heat or electricity; " dams were built for the generation of electricity"
  5. a coming into being
  6. group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
  7. a stage of technological development or innovation; " the third generation of computers"
  8. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
  9. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
  10. That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.
  11. A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.
  12. Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
  13. The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.
  14. The act or process of producing; a single succession in natural descent; people of the same period; as, your mother belongs to my generation; progeny.
  15. The act of generating. A race.
  16. A producing or originating: that which is generated: a single stage in natural descent: the people of the same age or period: race:- pl. ( B.) genealogy, history.
  17. Act of producing; people of one period; race or family.
  18. The act of generating; reproduction; origination.
  19. A step in descent; the individuals existing at one time, or their average lifetime.
  20. Race; progeny.
  21. The act of generating; production; a single succession in natural descent, as the children of the same parents; an age; the people living at the same time; a series of descendants from the same stock; a race; offspring. Spontaneous generation, the presumed production of a plant or an animal without derivation from a parent.
  22. Production; formation; an age; people of the same period; a family; a race.
  23. Production; formation; the individuals of a species equally remote from a common ancestor, - see alternation of generations.
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Quotes of generation

  1. The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap. – Spiro T. Agnew
  2. Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present -day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation – George P. Baker
  3. This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising. – Joseph Brodsky
  4. From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression, millions of our country's best and bravest took up arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny. – Steve Buyer
  5. What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity. – Anthony Crosland
  6. There is not that much of a generation gap these days. – Chris Frantz
  7. War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves. – Gustav Heinemann
  8. We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation more than the inhabitants of another country. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out, are willing to put themselves on the line, and risk everything for their beliefs. – Wynton Marsalis
  10. Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age. – Kelly Millar
  11. Of course, I'm drawn to a place like Iraq because It's the biggest story of our generation – Joe Sacco
  12. We must ensure that today's seniors' benefits are rock solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security for the next generation that is just entering the workforce. – John Thune
  13. I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation – Donald Trump
  14. I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand -new. It's hard. – Paul Westerberg
  15. You might like it as a joke or because you liked it then, but there isn't a whole new generation discovering Wham!. – Rob Zombie

Usage examples for generation

  1. He saw the girls who have married out of their generation – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  2. " I have dreaded that there was one in the present generation the Colonel answered with stern gravity. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  3. Perhaps the best thing that can be wished for Germany, and through her for Europe, in the next generation is that she should learn as much from our tradition as we have learned from her. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  4. It shows us each generation leaning over the generation that shall follow. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  5. We shan't get them back again, this generation – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  6. To this end, from generation to generation these early Pepins steadily moved. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  7. Man may stand on the earth generation after generation and yet each birth be his positively last appearance. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  8. I go in for your generation – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. The university students of a generation ago- where are they to- day? – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  10. Calvin, who had watched over more than one generation of Bannister girls, and knew what was expected of them, made a worried protest. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. Marriage is forbidden between persons so closely connected as to have a common ancestor in the third generation – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  12. During the first generation after 1871 few great statutes were enacted, save those of a constitutional character. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. There is work enough and to spare for them all- and will be, to all appearance, for many a generation to come. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  14. Every generation finds its account in them. – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  15. It is at present undoubtedly lower than it was in his own generation – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  16. If one mind is neglected, then we fail as a generation a state, a nation, as members of the human family, to answer the highest purposes of existence. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  17. The house is full of the young generation – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  18. Each generation is as independent of the one preceding, as that was of all which had gone before. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  19. This is the lost chamber, the secret of which had perished for well nigh a generation till kindly fortune made it known to us. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  20. Now let me start with my generation with the grandparents out there. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

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