plural of generation
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as in developments
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 years
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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“Generations.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/generations. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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