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English definition of “the generation gap”

the generation gap

noun [S]    
a situation in which older and younger people do not understand each other because of their different experiences, opinions, habits, and behaviour: She's a young politician who manages to bridge/cross (= understand both groups in) the generation gap.Parents and children
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