HyperDic: generation

English > 7 senses of the word generation:
NOUNgroupgeneration, coevals, contemporariesall the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
groupgenerationgroup of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
timegenerationthe normal time between successive generations
timegenerationa stage of technological development or innovation
eventgeneration, genesisa coming into being
actgenerationthe production of heat or electricity
actgeneration, multiplication, propagationthe act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
generation > pronunciation
Soundsjheh.nerey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAll the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age.
Synonymscoevals, contemporaries
Narrowerpeer groupcontemporaries of the same status
youth cultureyoung adults (a generational unit) considered as a cultural / cultural class or subculture
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishcontemporáneos, generación
Catalancontemporanis, generació
Adjectivesgenerationalof or relating to a generation
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 2, group
Meaninggroup of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent.
Narrowerbaby boom, baby-boom generationThe larger / larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II
generation X, gen XThe generation following the baby boom (especially Americans and Canadians born in the 1960s and 1970s)
posterityAll future generations
Broaderbiological groupA group of plants or animals
Spanishgeneración
Catalangeneració
Adjectivesgenerationalof or relating to a generation
Verbsgeneratemake children
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe normal time between successive generations.
Example"they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishgeneración
Catalangeneració
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningA stage of technological development or innovation.
Example"the third generation of computers"
Broaderphase, stageAny distinct time period in a sequence of events
Adjectivesgenerationalof or relating to a generation
Verbsgeneratebring into existence
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningA coming into being.
Synonymgenesis
BroaderbeginningThe event consisting of the start of something
Spanishgeneración, génesis
Verbsgeneratemake children
generatebring into existence
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe production of heat or electricity.
Example"dams were built for the generation of electricity"
Broaderproduction(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
Verbsgenerateproduce (energy)
generategive or supply
English > generation: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production.
Synonymsmultiplication, propagation
Narrowerbiogenesis, biogenyThe production of living organisms from other living organisms
Broaderreproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifeThe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
Spanishgeneración, multiplicación, propagación
Catalangeneració, multiplicació, propagació
Verbsgeneratemake children

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