Adjective "generational" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or characteristic of all the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.
  1. 'we're seeing a generational shift in attitudes'
  2. 'This tumultuous spring also marks a generational shift in Europe's political landscape.'
  3. 'This was the first time I saw a generational split that clearly divided the audience between the younger generation and the boomers.'
  4. 'Politics impacted on daily life owing partly to generational and structural changes in the main parties.'
  5. 'This was also a year in which a generational shift seemed too striking to overlook.'
  6. 'In addition to economic changes, we are experiencing generational changes.'
  7. 'Upon entering each unit, viewers are taken through a generational progression of each family.'
  8. 'It need not be rendered as classic lineage descent, provided that generational depth is acknowledged as shallow.'
  9. 'In some ways, rejection by a brother or sister is worse because it comes without the parental excuse of generational baggage.'
  10. 'It relates to the specific context of his family during its generational shift away from manual labor into the upwardly mobile profession of painting.'
  11. 'The second is the generational name, and the given name is written last.'


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)

"changes can be generational."

"shifts can be generational."

"wars can be generational."

"problems can be generational."

"markets can be generational."

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