NounGeneration (plural Generations)
- The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
- Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc
- That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspring.
- A period of around thirty years, the average amount of time before a child takes the place of its parents.
- A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy, or collectively the body of people who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one time.
- This is the book of the generations of Adam - Genesis 5:1
- Ye shall remain there [in Babylon] many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations - Baruch 6:3
- All generations and ages of the Christian church - Richard Hooker
- Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
- Thy mother's of my generation; what's she, if I be a dog? - Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, I-iii
- (geometry) 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.
- (biology) The aggregate of the functions and phenomena which attend reproduction.
Verbs for Generation
activate—; beget—; compute—; expose to—; glorify—; introduce—; laud—; praise —; reckon—s; remove from—; urge—; — arises; — cherish; —s gather; —s heap; —s inherit; —involves; —issue from.
Synonyms for Generation
Antonyms for Generation
Platonic year, abiogenesis, aeon, age, age group, annus magnus, archigenesis, authorship, begetting, beginning, biogenesis, birth, blastogenesis, breeding, coinage, conception, concoction, contrivance, contriving, creation, creative effort, crop, crossbreeding, cycle, cycle of indiction, date, day, days, development, devising, digenesis, dissogeny, endogamy, engenderment, epigenesis, epoch, era, establishment, eumerogenesis, fabrication, fathering, formation, formulation, genesis, great year, hatching, heterogenesis, histogenesis, homogenesis, improvisation, inbreeding, inception, indiction, initiation, institution, invention, isogenesis, life, lifetime, linebreeding, making do, merogenesis, metagenesis, mintage, monogenesis, multiplication, origination, orthogenesis, outbreeding, pangenesis, parthenogenesis, period, period of existence, procreation, production, proliferation, propagation, reproduction, spontaneous generation, start, time, times, xenogamy
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Generation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Generation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911