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generation

 
Noun generation has 7 senses
  1. coevals, contemporaries, generation - all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    --1 is a kind of people
    --1 has particulars: youth culture; peer group
  2. generation - group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
    --2 is a kind of
    biological group
    --2 has particulars:
     posterity; baby boom, baby-boom generation; generation X, gen X
    Derived form: verb generate4
  3. generation - the normal time between successive generations; "they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
    --3 is a kind of
    time period, period of time, period
  4. generation - a stage of technological development or innovation; "the third generation of computers"
    --4 is a kind of
    phase, stage
    Derived form: verb generate1
  5. genesis, generation - a coming into being
    --5 is a kind of beginning
    Derived forms: verb generate1, verb generate4
  6. generation - the production of heat or electricity; "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
    --6 is a kind of
    production
    Derived forms: verb generate2, verb generate3
  7. generation, multiplication, propagation - the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    --7 is a kind of reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life
    --7 has particulars: biogenesis, biogeny
    Derived form: verb generate4
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