- The definition of a generation is a group of people who were born and lived (or are living) around the same time.
An example of generation is the baby boomer group.
- the act or process of producing offspring; procreation
- a bringing into being; production
- a single stage or degree in the succession of natural descent: father and son are two generations
- the average period (about thirty years) between the birth of one generation and that of the next
- all the people born and living at about the same time
- a group of such people with the same experience, attitude, etc. in common: the computer generation
- any of the stages of successive improvement in the development of a product, system, etc.
- Geom. the formation of a curve, plane, or figure by the motion of a point, line, or plane
Origin of generationMiddle English generacioun ; from Old French generacion ; from Classical Latin generatio ; from generatus: see generate
- The people born and living about the same time, considered as a group: the baby-boom generation.
- The average interval of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring: a social change that took place over three generations.
- All of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor: Mother and daughters represent two generations.
- Biology A form or stage in the life cycle of an organism: the asexual generation of a fern.
- a. A stage or period of sequential technological development and innovation.b. A class of objects derived from a preceding class: a new generation of computers.
- The formation of a line or geometric figure by the movement of a point or line.
- The act or process of generating; origination, production, or procreation.
- Physics Any of three groups of fundamental fermions, each containing two quarks and two leptons, together with their associated antiparticles, corresponding members of which differ in mass and lifetime. The first or electron generation consists of the down quark, up quark, electron, and electron neutrino lepton. The second or muon generation consists of the strange quark, charm quark, muon, and muon neutrino lepton. The third or tauon generation consists of the bottom quark, top quark, muon, and muon neutrino lepton.
- The fact of creating something, or bringing something into being; production, creation. [from 14th c.]
- The act of creating a living creature or organism; procreation. [from 14th c.]
- (now US regional) Race, family; breed. [from 14th c.]
- A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or degree in genealogy, the members of a family from the same parents, considered as a single unit. [from 14th c.]
- This is the book of the generations of Adam - Genesis 5:1
- Ye shall remain there [in Babylon] many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations - Baruch 6:3
- All generations and ages of the Christian church - Richard Hooker
- The average amount of time needed for children to grow up and have children of their own, generally considered to be a period of around thirty years, used as a measure of time. [from 17th c.]
- A set stage in the development of computing or of a specific technology. [from 20th c.]
- (geometry) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
- A specific age range in which each person in that range can relate culturally to one another.
- Generation X grew up in the eighties, whereas the generation known as the millennials grew up in the nineties.
- A version of a form of pop culture which differs from later or earlier versions.
- People sometimes dispute on which generation of Star Trek is best, including the original and The Next Generation.
generation - Computer Definition
An instance or version of something with regard to past occurrences. For example, the second generation of a product is the second version of the item, with the implication that some changes have been made.