1. [ noun ] all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
Synonyms: contemporaries coevals
Related terms: people peer_group youth_culture Beat_Generation
2. [ noun ] (biology) group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
Related terms: biological_group posterity baby_boom gen_x beget
3. [ noun ] the normal time between successive generations

"they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"

Related terms: time_period
4. [ noun ] (economics,business) the production of heat or electricity

"dams were built for the generation of electricity"

Related terms: production render
5. [ noun ] a coming into being
Synonyms: genesis
Related terms: beginning generate
6. [ noun ] a stage of technological development or innovation

"the third generation of computers"

Related terms: phase generate
7. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
Synonyms: propagation multiplication
Related terms: reproduction biogenesis beget breed reproduce propagate
Similar spelling:   generational