mul·​ti·​gen·​er·​a·​tion·​al ˌməl-tē-ˌje-nə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce multigenerational (audio)
: consisting of, relating to, or involving more than one generation (as of a family)
multigenerational households
Farm life is unique because of its closeness to the land, the need for family members to work together, the multigenerational involvement, and the sense of family entrepreneurship—positive factors which also can lead to stress.New England Farmer

Examples of multigenerational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This historiographic plum pudding is full of delights, ranging from memories of Chatterji’s childhood in a multigenerational compound in Bengal to a deep history of the violent politics of division that separated Pakistan from India in 1947 and Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. Joya Chatterji, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Skiers, non-skiers, multigenerational groups, those looking to spend a week or those looking to escape for just a weekend—everyone can find plenty to do here. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Feb. 2024 However, with today's diverse, multigenerational workforce in mind, companies are starting to recognize the importance of ensuring their interviewing methods align with their candidates' expectations. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Graduates often returned with Ukrainian spouses, a migration that has occurred for so long that many of the families are now multigenerational, including dozens of children. Anastacia Galouchka, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 But the multigenerational pair of CEOs atop the famous Harris Poll, which was founded by John F. Kennedy’s pollster Lou Harris, shows that the media and pollsters may be guilty of overstating generational divides. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 4 Feb. 2024 Companies need to realize that anything can be recorded and shared, in an age when people are increasingly comfortable posting things online, said Lindsey Pollack, an author of career books on multigenerational workplaces. Yiwen Lu, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 The television series following the Reagan family patriarch and his family of multigenerational cops began in September 2010. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 30 Jan. 2024 As the pool of older workers grows, so does the evidence that their presence on multigenerational teams can boost a company’s bottom line, foster innovation, and help combat widespread burnout. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multigenerational was in 1961

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“Multigenerational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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