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Definition of generation:

  1. A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.
  2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
  3. Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
  4. That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.
  5. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
  6. The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.


times, crop, multiplication, peer group, span, extension, coevals, procreation, spawning, rank, breeding, propagation, reproduction, contemporaries, Genesis, bearing.

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