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as in production
the act or instance of producing something Our economy relies on the generation of new ideas. The organization has turned its focus toward the generation of solar energy.

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as in type
a group or class of things that are developed from an earlier type The automaker is set to release the newest generation of electric vehicles.

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as in year
the length of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their children She has been at the job for a generation, and is seen as a motherly figure to her younger coworkers.

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“Generation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/generation. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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