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generation

noun     /ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən/
[C] a group of people who are about the same age within a society or within a particular family : the new/next generation Family-owned private firms don't usually aim to sell off the business ; they pass it on to the next generation. the older / younger generation
[U] NATURAL RESOURCES the production of energy in a particular form : electricity / power generationgeneration from sth Electricity generation from coalmine methane offers new employment opportunities as well as environmental gains .
[U] the process of producing something that will create a profit , income , jobs , etc.: Traditional rentals are in decline and must be managed to maximise cash generation.
[C] PRODUCTION a group of products or machines that are all at the same stage of development → See also cash generation, first-generation, fourth-generation, second-generation, third-generation
(Definition of generation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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