Definition for generation

noun as in creation, production

noun as in age group

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cohort, contemporaries, peers

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age, crop, microgeneration

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baby boomers, Beat Generation, boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, Generation A, Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Z, Lost Generation, Millennials, sandwich generation, Silent Generation, Xennials

noun as in period of time between age groups

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day, era, period, time

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decades, epoch, years

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Example Sentences

Keep in mind that Gen Z is a tech-savvy audience that’s unlike other generations.

The generation or so after the passage of the Voting Rights, when the Electoral College never made a practical difference in presidential elections, was an exception rather than the rule.

From Vox

Insider Spotlight sponsors can get lead generation in the form of emails, a recap article on Business Insider’s site, onsite media, as well as social promotion and promotional email blasts.

From Digiday

While the new iPhones are expected soon, Apple is proceeding with a new generation of its mobile operating software, iOS 14, due out Wednesday.

From Fortune

This is the lamp that nearly any person of any generation would like.

I watched SNL—the Eddie Murphy generation—and also SCTV with Rick Moranis.

A place that has multiplied success for generation after generation of its children.

This was a guy from the hip-hop generation and with a perspective that was inextricably linked to that generation.

Or will we simply see more senseless bloodshed and another generation of Palestinians defer their dreams of a homeland?

Changing public opinion, of course, will be the work of a generation or maybe two, but kudos to Stewart for getting it started.

The memory of him shall not depart away, and his name shall be in request from generation to generation.

Their bodies are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation.

"All right, Pater," you would say, and leave the matter in the hands of the elder generation.

For the adult generation of to-day many things are no longer possible.

She thought that the elder members of the family could discuss life more freely unhampered by the younger generation.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to generation, such as: bearing, breeding, formation, genesis, origination, and procreation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.