What is Generation?
Generation definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the entire body of individuals born and living at about the same time: the postwar generation.
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.
a group of individuals, most of whom are the same approximate age, having similar ideas, problems, attitudes, etc.Compare Beat Generation, Lost Generation.
a group of individuals belonging to a specific category at the same time: Chaplin belonged to the generation of silent-screen stars.
a single step in natural descent, as of human beings, animals, or plants.
a form, type, class, etc., of objects existing at the same time and having many similarities or developed from a common model or ancestor (often used in combination): a new generation of anticancer drugs; a third-generation phone.
the offspring of a certain parent or couple, considered as a step in natural descent.
the act or process of generating; procreation.
the state of being generated.
production by natural or artificial processes; evolution, as of heat or sound.
Biology. one complete life cycle. one of the alternate phases that complete a life cycle having more than one phase: the gametophyte generation.
Mathematics. the production of a geometrical figure by the motion of another figure.
Physics. one of the successive sets of nuclei produced in a chain reaction.
(in duplicating processes, as photocopying, film, etc.) the distance in duplicating steps that a copy is from the original work.