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noun
  1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
  2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc
  3. That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspring.
  4. A period of around thirty years, the average amount of time before a child takes the place of its parents.
  5. 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.
Quotations
  • 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 - Hooker
    1. Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
    Quotations
    Thy mother's of my ; what's she, if I be a dog? - Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, I-iii
    1. (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 of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
    2. (biology) "The aggregate of the functions and phenomena which attend reproduction.
    There are four modes of generation in the animal kingdom: scissiparity or by fissiparous generation, gemmiparity or by budding, germiparity or by germs, and oviparity or by ova"
    Generation X Tweet Definition of Generation X Like Definition of Generation X on Facebook
    noungeneration, Generation X
    1. the generation of people born after baby boom that followed World War II, especially those born in the 1960s and 1970s
    Gesellschaft Tweet Definition of Gesellschaft Like Definition of Gesellschaft on Facebook
    noun (plural:Gesellschaften)
    1. (sociology) a hypothetical mode of society, made up of self-serving individuals linked by impersonal ties; as opposed to Gemeinschaft
    • 1973: Seven years later, Herníˇndez wrote a Return of Martí­n Fierro in which the Gaucho sells out: assimilates back into Christian society, gives up his freedom for the kind of constitutional being pushed in those days by Buenos Aires. " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
    groupthink Tweet Definition of groupthink Like Definition of groupthink on Facebook
    noun
    1. a process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to a perceived majority view
      Quotation
      :2005: "This gang-bang speaks more to journalistic than to any real moral or legal reasoning." - Jacob Weisberg, Slate Magazine

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