gen·er·a·tion noun \ˌjen-ə-ˈrā-shən\
a : a body of living beings constituting a single step in the line of descent from an ancestor b : a group of individuals born and living contemporaneously
: the average span of time between the birth of parents and that of their offspring
: the action or process of producing offspring : procreation
—gen·er·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
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