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Unfortunately, the young generation, who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine; but I wish it was possible there were other ways to have them understand this music was here before they came, and the reason that it was here.
Ruth Brown

Meaning of "generation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GENERATION

generation  [ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GENERATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Generation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GENERATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

generation

Generation

Generation is the act of producing offspring. In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship. It is also known as biogenesis, reproduction, or procreation in the biological sciences. The term is also often used synonymously with cohort in social science; under this formulation the term means "people within a delineated population who experience the same significant events within a given period of time". Generation in this sense of birth cohort, also known as a "social generation", is widely used in popular culture, and has been the basis for societal analysis. Serious analysis of generations began in the nineteenth century, emerging from an increasing awareness of the possibility of permanent social change and the idea of youthful rebellion against the established social order. Some analysts believe that a generation is one of the fundamental social categories in a society, while others view its importance as being overshadowed by other factors such as class, gender, race, education, and so on.

Definition of generation in the English dictionary

The first definition of generation in the dictionary is the act or process of bringing into being; production or reproduction, esp of offspring. Other definition of generation is a successive stage in natural descent of organisms: the time between when an organism comes into being and when it reproduces. Generation is also the individuals produced at each stage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GENERATION


acceleration
ækˌsɛləˈreɪʃən
collaboration
kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃən
configuration
kənˌfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃən
consideration
kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃən
cooperation
kəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃən
corporation
ˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃən
declaration
ˌdɛkləˈreɪʃən
decoration
ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃən
deliberation
dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən
duration
djʊˈreɪʃən
expiration
ˌɛkspɪˈreɪʃən
exploration
ˌɛkspləˈreɪʃən
federation
ˌfɛdəˈreɪʃən
incorporation
ɪnˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃən
inspiration
ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃən
moderation
ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən
operation
ˌɒpəˈreɪʃən
preparation
ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən
restoration
ˌrɛstəˈreɪʃən
separation
ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GENERATION

generate
generating set
generating station
generating unit
Generation C
generation gap
Generation Jones
Generation O
Generation X
Generation Xer
Generation XL
Generation Y
Generation Z
generational
generationally
generationism
generative
generative grammar
generative semantics
generator

WORDS THAT END LIKE GENERATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
creation
destination
documentation
education
evaluation
excitation
formation
foundation
hesitation

Synonyms and antonyms of generation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GENERATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «generation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of generation

Translation of «generation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GENERATION

Find out the translation of generation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of generation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «generation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一代
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

generación
570 millions of speakers

English

generation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीढ़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поколение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রজন্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

génération
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Generasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generation
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

世代
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Generasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thế hệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலைமுறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिढी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nesil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

generazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pokolenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покоління
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

generație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

generasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

generasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of generation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERATION»

The term «generation» is very widely used and occupies the 2.931 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about generation

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10 QUOTES WITH «GENERATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word generation.
1
Renata Adler
It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
2
John Avlon
I'm an independent. I'm a centrist. A new generation is arriving that has grown up with a multiplicity of choice in every aspect of their lives, and yet politics is the last place that they are told that they should be satisfied with a choice between brand A and brand B. It doesn't fit the way they think. It doesn't fit the way they live.
3
Jan Peter Balkenende
The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given.
4
Mark Barrowcliffe
Our grandparents' generation never expected too much out of life and, paradoxically, were happier for it. It never occurred to my granddad that he would enjoy work. He hated it from the day he walked through the factory gates at 14 to when he left at 65.
5
Robby Benson
All things take time. A lot of my films still run on cable and are in video stores, and there's a whole generation that doesn't know who I am. So, it's a dichotomy. In some people's minds I may never grow up.
6
Carol Moseley Braun
The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.
7
Gordon Brown
So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years.
8
Ruth Brown
Unfortunately, the young generation, who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine; but I wish it was possible there were other ways to have them understand this music was here before they came, and the reason that it was here.
9
Daniel Bruhl
My parents always went to rallies and demonstrated against certain things; my generation, we often have a political conscience, but we're not that involved.
10
Jay Chiat
Transferring successfully to the next generation means producing work that's as good as or better than the work of the first generation that founded the agency.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GENERATION»

Discover the use of generation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to generation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game ...
Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization.
Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, 2013
2
Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More ...
In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator Dr. Jean Twenge documents the self-focus of what she calls "Generation Me" -- people born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
Jean M. Twenge, 2006
3
Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation
A tribute to AlexanderMcQueen, 1969-2010.
Kristin Knox, 2010
4
Column Generation
This volume includes "A Primer in Column Generation" which outlines the theory and ideas necessary to solve large-scale practical problems, illustrated with a variety of examples.
Guy Desaulniers, Jacques Desrosiers, Marius M. Solomon, 2006
5
Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth
With significant additional material, this edition updates the argument and explains the real effects of austerity policies and the recession.
Ed Howker, Shiv Malik, 2010
6
Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture
Generation Ecstasy is the story of rave culture and techno music.
Simon Reynolds, 1999
7
Bridging the Generation Gap: How to Get Radio Babies, ...
The authors share hands-on experiences, real-life cases, recommended solutions, and ground-breaking research on how members of any generation can better relate to minimize conflict, miscommunication, and wasted energy.
Linda Gravett, Linda Gravett Ph. D. Sphr, M. A. Throckmorton, 2009
8
Supercontinuum Generation in Optical Fibers
With contributions from major figures and groups who have pioneered research in this field, the book describes the historical development of the subject, provides a background to the associated nonlinear optical processes, treats the ...
J. M. Dudley, J. R. Taylor, 2010
9
Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever
Got Game shows how growing up immersed in video games has profoundly shaped the attitudes and abilities of this new generationThough little-noticed, these ninety million rising professionals, through sheer numbers, will inevitably dominate ...
John C. Beck, Mitchell Wade, 2004
10
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, ...
Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides ...
Leonard L. Grigsby, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GENERATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term generation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Younger generation of British Muslims showing shift in attitude to …
Younger generation of British Muslims showing shift in attitude to gender roles. Thinktank report shows majority of 16 to 24-year-old UK ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
The Best Song Of The Week Is ...Girls' Generation “Party” | Vanity Fair
This beachy pop song by Korean pop mega-girl group So Nyeo Shi Dae (S.N.S.D.), better known as Girls' Generation, is wildly catchy. «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
3
Infosys identifying and grooming next generation of its leadership …
BENGALURU: Infosys has set in motion the exercise to identify and groom the next generation of leaders. A batch of nearly 50 employees has ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
4
'Teenagers have power to be first tobacco-free generation' | Irish …
Irish teenagers taking on the 'big tobacco' industry have the power to become the country's first tobacco-free generation, a campaign group has ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
5
EASTVALE: Singer bringing Vietnamese entertainment to new …
EASTVALE: Singer bringing Vietnamese entertainment to new generation. Ánh Minh Doan, who immigrated here as a toddler, breaks new ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
6
Miss USA Immigration First Generation Americans Donald Trump …
The Miss USA pageant dedicated an entire segment of its show Sunday night to the contestants who are first-generation Americans. «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
7
Terra incognita The heroes of our generation - The foreigners …
In a world where so many find IS inspiring, they are a testament to the fact that there is a moral core of humanity that are willing to rise to the ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
8
PressTV-'Britain failing its young generation'
A new report says the UK is failing its younger generation as money and resources have been targeted at the older generation. The prospects ... «Press TV, Jul 15»
9
4 Keys to Optimizing Lead Generation on Your Website
These days, everyone knows that it is important to optimize your website for lead generation. But the strategy behind just how to do it is where ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
10
New generation of DES stents to be introduced soon | Business …
"From a plain vanilla bare metal stent to the new generation Resolute Onyx drug eluting stents, it is a kind of revolution in stent technology," ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»

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