What does the word generation mean?

Usage examples for generation

  1. He turned to his wife, and said,- " See, how hurried is this younger generation. – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  2. If a sufficient amount of natural spawn could not be obtained, to provide the amount required one generation old, it might be run through the second generation before being used. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  3. He became a leader of thought among the new generation. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky