Definition of generation
- the younger generation
- first of the … new generation of powerful supersonic fighters
- —Kenneth Koyen
- generation of income
She was worshipped by a generation of moviegoers.
He was a hero to generations of students.
We need to preserve these resources for future generations.
His books are popular among members of the younger generation.
That family has lived in the same house for four generations.
The house has been passed down in the family from generation to generation.
He has held that position for a generation.
No one dreamed that such things would be possible a generation ago.
The company claims to be developing the next generation of portable computers.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a group of people born and living during the same time
: the people in a family born and living during the same time
: the average length of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their children
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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