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generation

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  • n  all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
  • n  group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
  • n  the normal time between successive generations
    they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade
  • n  a stage of technological development or innovation
    the third generation of computers
  • n  a coming into being
  • n  the production of heat or electricity
    dams were built for the generation of electricity
  • n  the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

  • With 85 million baby boomers and 50 million Gen Xers, there is already a yawning generation gap among American workers--particularly in their ideas of work-life balance.
  • Senior Living - PTI's Generations section features news and articles on the baby boomer generation as well as senior and retirement living.
  • Gertrude Stein notwithstanding, there has been only one truly "lost generation" this century.
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  • George Steinbrenner in CNN
    That means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development. It means continued investment in advanced biofuels and clean... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA The Guardian (blog) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/jan/28/barack-obama-congress&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGB3xu1Ih_A2uaNziQwV6Aclc-quA Jan 27, 2010 41514 53269 generation ...will soon have to concede, if they haven't already, that they are watching a truly unique player who will be considered, as Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said Friday, one of the greats of his generation, if not all-time."

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