Part of speech: noun

The act of generating; reproduction; origination.

Part of speech: noun

A step in descent; the individuals existing at one time, or their average lifetime.

Part of speech: noun

Race; progeny.

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Usage examples "generation":

  1. He turned to his wife, and said,- " See, how hurried is this younger generation. - "In Search of a Son", 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.", George Francis Atkinson.
  3. He became a leader of thought among the new generation. - "Contemporary Russian Novelists", Serge Persky.