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generation

  

      n  
1    the act or process of bringing into being; production or reproduction, esp. of offspring  
2    a successive stage in natural descent of people or animals or the individuals produced at each stage  
3    the normal or average time between two such generations of a species: about 35 years for humans  
4    a phase or form in the life cycle of a plant or animal characterized by a particular type of reproduction  
the gametophyte generation     
5    all the people of approximately the same age, esp. when considered as sharing certain attitudes, etc.  
6    production of electricity, heat, etc.  
7      (Physics)   a set of nuclei formed directly from a preceding set in a chain reaction  
8    modifier, in combination  
a    belonging to a generation specified as having been born in or as having parents, grandparents, etc., born in a given country  
a third-generation American     
b    belonging to a specified stage of development in manufacture, usually implying improvement  
a second-generation computer     
   generational             adj  
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n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children

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