Adjective "generation" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.
  1. 'As a gifted mimic and notorious perfectionist, she would later become the most respected female actor of her generation.'
  2. 'There isn't another actor in his generation who could have carried off the conflict and humour of the character with the same skill.'
  3. 'How can the current generation of adult Australians help our youth?'
  4. 'But as generations grow up things flip on their heads.'
  5. 'For the generations that grew up during the space race, the future was very hard to predict because the present was moving so fast.'
  6. 'This is a film about a generation that was growing up during wartime, a period of deterioration of all moral, social and economic values.'
  7. 'The current generation of athletes has grown up in an era of doping.'
  8. 'Shaped and moulded by the seasons, John grew up in a generation when everything had its place.'
  9. 'Despite being fêted as the greatest Shakespearean actor of his generation, he used to claim that he never understood a character until he found the right hat.'
  10. 'The next generation of young adults is already giving thought to its future family life.'
  11. 'the same families have lived here for generations'
  12. 'It was tended by a single family for six generations before it became part of the collection.'
  13. 'His village had grown garlic chives for generations, but the land could not keep up with the population.'
  14. 'Even as courts have, over the past two generations, grown more dismissive of hunches, there has been a counter-revolution in the cognitive sciences.'
  15. 'Do foods produced from today's high-yield crops have the same nutritional quality as those grown in generations past?'
  16. 'It will be generations before anything grows back in vast areas of the Park.'
  17. 'The trauma the abused person experienced will spread to other family members for generations.'
  18. 'He himself feels this comes from a generation back when members of both sides of his family were blacksmiths.'
  19. 'He believes it could be impossible to replace the stock his family took three generations to breed and he could still be out of pocket.'
  20. 'This has been my family's house for generations!'
  21. 'For this family, religion provides a band that connects family members across generations.'
  22. 'This study found the traditional knowledge of healing and use of medicinal plants is disseminated through generations by family members.'
  23. 'In other words, several members of different generations of the same family are affected with a higher than normal frequency.'
  24. 'A large compound with brothers and their wives will always be bustling with family members of several generations and children of many ages.'
  25. 'Groups at the march ranged from union activists to medical students wearing their white coats to three generations of family members.'
  26. 'The passing of a beloved relative is always sad, but there is something especially poignant about the death of the last member of a generation in a family.'
  27. 'She is the last member of her generation of a respected family.'
  28. 'It descended through three generations of a family from Deans, New Jersey, and bears the names of three family members pinpricked on the frame.'
  29. 'Over 50 family members from three generations crowded in for the party.'
  30. 'Michael was a member of an old and respected family and is the last member of his generation.'
  31. 'a new generation of actors and directors'
  32. 'But the anti-capitalist movement represents, above all, the entry of a new generation into political activity.'
  33. 'She is more concerned, however, with the new generation of Scottish actors who have gone straight to Hollywood, bypassing the Scottish stage.'
  34. 'His appearance as Hamlet at the Old Vic Theatre in London established him as one of the most talented actors of his generation, ideally suited to the great Shakespearean roles.'
  35. 'He fitted so comfortably into the role of misfit that it became a template for a whole generation of actors.'
  36. 'Against that background a new generation of activists, inspired by the global outlook of the anti-capitalist movement, is turning to ideas of mass struggle.'
  37. 'After the political somnolence of the McCarthy era, the ban the bomb and civil rights movements awakened a new generation of young activists.'
  38. 'Has New Zealand spawned a generation of video-game developers?'
  39. 'It launched the careers of a new generation of Scottish actors.'
  40. 'We must ensure quality care for future surgical patients by developing a new generation of perioperative nurses.'
  41. 'The movement saw the emergence of a new generation of activists.'
  42. as modifier, in combination 'fourth-generation broadband'
  43. 'Cancer researchers in Yorkshire have secured millions of pounds to develop a new generation of therapies to target the most common form of the disease in men.'
  44. 'He notes the center is designed to evolve into a ‘more urban’ place in the next generation of development.'
  45. 'She is now working with pharmaceutical companies to develop a new generation of drugs that may be more effective than existing ones.'
  46. 'The first three generations were ablative WORM products, while the fourth is based on phase change technology.'
  47. 'The ordnance and explosives experts have teamed up with a de-mining company to develop the next generation of anti-land mine device.'
  48. 'Along with its strong existing base in micromachining, B.C. has all the resources necessary to play a leading role in the development of the next generations of nanotechnologies.'
  49. 'However, the machine that will be used tomorrow night for the count in the Civic Office comes from a new generation of equipment developed after the Florida fiasco.'
  50. 'Three years ago it began development of its next generation large truck.'
  51. 'Enemies of the state are used in experiments to develop new generations of chemical and biological weapons that threaten the world.'
  52. 'But the program to develop a new generation of reconnaissance satellites is vastly over budget and years behind schedule.'
The production or creation of something.
  1. 'the generation of wealth'
  2. 'We are not allowed to use coal in our electricity generation.'
  3. 'It will be the job of wind engineers to tailor designs to specific wind regimes to maximize electricity generation.'
  4. 'This cooperative interaction influences both the magnitude and kinetics of force generation in skeletal muscle.'
  5. 'Has the Minister received any advice recently about Government planning for more electricity generation?'
  6. 'We have greatly limited sulfur emissions from electricity generation, thereby reducing risks from acid rain.'
  7. 'Renewable ‘green’ power will definitely be playing an important part in electricity generation in the years to come.'
  8. 'Previously described protocols were used for isolation of mitochondria and generation of cytochrome spectra.'
  9. 'We rely very heavily on fossil fuel generation of electricity and renewable energies provides a very, very clean alternative.'
  10. 'In the longer term, it says that there is an available resource from renewables to account for half of the UK's electricity generation.'
  11. 'Much energy will be spent making energy, such as electricity generation and the process of liquefying natural gas.'

More definitions

1. the entire body of individuals born and living at about the same time: the postwar generation.

2. the term of years, roughly 30 among human beings, accepted as the average period between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.

3. a group of individuals, most of whom are the same approximate age, having similar ideas, problems, attitudes, etc.Compare Beat Generation, Lost Generation.

4. a group of individuals belonging to a specific category at the same time:

More examples(as adjective)

"pills can be generation."

"systems can be generation."

"satellites can be generation."

"products can be generation."

"contraceptives can be generation."

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Middle English: via Old French from Latin generatio(n-), from the verb generare (see generate).