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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.
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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