in·​ter·​gen·​er·​a·​tion·​al ˌin-tər-ˌje-nə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce intergenerational (audio)
variants or less commonly inter-generational
: existing or occurring between generations
intergenerational differences
intergenerational communication

Examples of intergenerational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Adolf to Jordan, there is an intergenerational dread that one’s life experiences will be consigned to oblivion. Gene Park, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2024 LaToya Ruby Frazier’s intimate, intergenerational portraits The steel industry was already collapsing by the time the photographer and visual artist LaToya Ruby Frazier was born, in 1982. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 27 Mar. 2024 Standing Above the Clouds explores intergenerational healing and the struggle to retain ancient ceremonies. Jennie Punter, Variety, 26 Mar. 2024 Actress, writer, producer and comedian Quinta Brunson has teamed up with Sesame Street to create a cute and intergenerational video about how to deal with feelings of overwhelm. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 15 Mar. 2024 There’s also a lovely sense of intergenerational generosity, as two sharp scientific minds pool their knowledge, and ultimately, as Zoya instills confidence in Paula to continue her work. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 My new friends contained the experiences of life in the way that novels did, with chapters involving marriages, careers, wars, intergenerational dramas, travels, dénouements, deaths. Joseph O’Neill, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 In the past few months, viewers have shared their appreciation for her intergenerational friendship in the videos’ comments. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 The Eternal Memory Two films have dominated the conversation — the heartbreaking study of intergenerational trauma in Four Daughters and the immersive account of Russia’s siege of Ukraine in 20 Days in Mariupol. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intergenerational was in 1902

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“Intergenerational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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