Definition of 'generation'
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People of my generation experienced bullying but it would have been called teasing then. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You are part of the most privileged generation this country has produced. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And what of the past generations who lived there? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The second generation is the most damaging. The Sun (2016)Most of it is owned by people of modest wealth who have kept it in the family for generations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An alternative way of transferring money from one generation to another is to make what are called regular gifts from income. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For the first time in a generation, nuclear conflict seemed possible again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a very particular kind of house: completely home counties of a certain generation and cast of mind. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When I work with women and men of my generation who are ageing well, we talk about how you remain young inside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We often get three generations of a family together. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was admired by a generation of football people around the world. The Sun (2012)Those of a certain generation will find that his book induces waves of nostalgia. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You want to wait until the second or third generation product. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have been rejected for another generation and they have lost their leader. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Together they form two generations of sibling rivalry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)New generations of equipment displaced earlier machines. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Whole suburbs are plunged into darkness because there is not enough electricity generation capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This will take longer than a generation. The Sun (2015)This generation will also be struggling to get on the housing ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have greatly expanded our gas production and power generation activities through acquisitions and investment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We will secure our way of life for generations to come. The Sun (2014)Somehow murder seems to go down better with that particular generation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are now generations who have grown up without dads and it is a national tragedy. The Sun (2013)The young generation especially showed their worry and their political obligations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is the most important student rebellion in this country in a generation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Twenty percent of the men of the first generation reached the age of eighty. America Past and Present (1995)For the first time our generation can make that a reality. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We need to build on this interest from the generation that will become the lawyers of tomorrow. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We were the first generation to be raised free. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Three generations of a family could win together. The Sun (2009)The company's other interests are in distributed generation and energy storage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Japan has recognised that it will not, as planned, increase nuclear generation by a third over the next decade. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'generation'
British English: generation /ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən/ NOUN
A generation is all the people in a group or country who are of a similar age, especially when they are considered as having the same experiences or attitudes.
...the current generation of teens.
- American English: generation
- Arabic: جِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: geração
- Chinese: 一代
- Croatian: generacija
- Czech: generace
- Danish: generation
- Dutch: generatie
- European Spanish: generación
- Finnish: sukupolvi
- French: génération
- German: Generation
- Greek: γενιά
- Italian: generazione
- Japanese: 世代
- Korean: 세대
- Norwegian: generasjon
- Polish: pokolenie
- European Portuguese: geração
- Romanian: generație
- Russian: поколение
- Spanish: generación
- Swedish: generation
- Thai: ชั่วอายุคน
- Turkish: kuşak jenerasyon
- Ukrainian: покоління
- Vietnamese: thế hệ
Definition of generation from the Collins English Dictionary
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