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Dictionary definition for: Generation

1. (n) all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

2. (n) group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

3. (n) the normal time between successive generations; "they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"

4. (n) a stage of technological development or innovation; "the third generation of computers"

5. (n) a coming into being

6. (n) the production of heat or electricity; "dams were built for the generation of electricity"

7. (n) the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

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