What is generation?

  • (noun): All the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age.
    Synonyms: coevals, contemporaries
    See also — Additional definitions below


Generation (from the Latin generāre, meaning "to beget"), also known as procreation in biological sciences, is the act of producing offspring.

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Atypical Antipsychotic - Medical Uses - Effectiveness
... It has been suggested that there is no validity to the term "second-generation antipsychotic drugs" and that the drugs that currently occupy this category are not identical to ... specific symptoms, have no clearly different side-effect profiles than the first-generation antipsychotics, and are less cost effective ... Whitaker suggests that the "wonder drug" glow around the second generation psychotropics has long since disappeared ...
Strauss–Howe Generational Theory - Timing of Generations and Turnings
... Generation Type Birth years Formative era Late Medieval Saeculum Arthurian Generation Hero (Civic) 1433–1460 (27) Unraveling Retreat from France Humanist Generation Artist ... Generation Hero (Civic) 1901–1924 (23) Unraveling World War I/Prohibition Silent Generation Artist (Adaptive) 1925–1942 (17) Crisis Great Depression/World War II Millennial Saeculum (65 ... War came about ten years too early the adult generations allowed the worst aspects of their generational personalities to come through and the ...
Other Generations
... The term generation is sometimes applied to a cultural movement, or more narrowly defined group than an entire demographic ... Some examples include The Beat Generation, a popular American cultural movement that most social scholars say laid the foundation of the pro-active American ... The Beat Generation is between the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers ...
Holden Commodore
... Opel continued to provide the basis for future generations until the launch of the fourth generation in 2006, which deployed an Australian developed platform ... were provided by the now discontinued third generation architecture ... Prior to the 1988 onwards second generation Commodore, the Holden was positioned a full class below the full-size Falcon ...
Generation Name
... Generation name, variously zibei or banci, is one of the characters in a traditional Chinese name, and is so called because each member of a generation (i.e ... siblings and cousins of the same generation) share that character, unlike surnames or given names ... Where used, generation names were usually given only to males, although this does vary from lineage to lineage and has changed over time ...

More definitions of "generation":

  • (noun): Group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent.
  • (noun): A stage of technological development or innovation.
    Example: "The third generation of computers"
  • (noun): The production of heat or electricity.
    Example: "Dams were built for the generation of electricity"
  • (noun): The normal time between successive generations.
    Example: "They had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
  • (noun): A coming into being.
    Synonyms: genesis

Famous quotes containing the word generation:

    I do not mean to imply that the good old days were perfect. But the institutions and structure—the web—of society needed reform, not demolition. To have cut the institutional and community strands without replacing them with new ones proved to be a form of abuse to one generation and to the next. For so many Americans, the tragedy was not in dreaming that life could be better; the tragedy was that the dreaming ended.
    Richard Louv (20th century)

    The greater part of our best years has been passed for our generation in these two great worldconvulsions. All will be changed after this war, which spends in one month more than nations earned before in years ... there is no more security in our time than in those of the Reformation or the fall of Rome.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    One generation plants the trees under which another takes its ease.
    Chinese proverb.