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Definition of Generation

Generation

  1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
  2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
  3. That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.
  4. 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.
  5. Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
  6. The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
  7. The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.

Generation Quotations

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Abraham Lincoln

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when they understand enough, they'll do wonders. I count on them.
Maya Angelou
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Generation Translations

generation in Afrikaans is geslag, generasie
generation in Dutch is generatie, geslacht
generation in Finnish is sukupolvi
generation in German is Takterzeugung, Erzeugung
generation in Italian is generazione
generation in Norwegian is utvikling, generasjon, slektsledd

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