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generation

noun [C] (GROUP)   /ˌdʒen·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
all the people of about the same age within a society or within a particular family, or the usual period of time from a person’s birth to the birth of his or her children: the last/next generation There were three generations at the weddinggrandparents, parents, and children. This farm has been in the family for generations. A generation is also a group of products or machines that are all at the same stage of development: a new generation of cancer drugs third-generation computers generational    /ˌdʒen·əˈreɪ·ʃən·əl/ adjective The poll found major generational differences in opinion.
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