Translation of "generation" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˌdʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/

generation noun (AGE GROUP)

B1 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] all the people of about the same age within a society or within a particular family

The younger generation smokes less than their parents did. 年輕的一代比他們父母這一代人吸煙要少。
There were at least three generations - grandparents, parents and children - at the wedding. 婚禮上至少有三代人——祖父母、父母和孩子們。
It's our duty to preserve the planet for future generations. 為了子孫後代保護好這個星球的環境是我們的職責。
This painting has been in the family for generations. 這幅畫已被該家族收藏了數代之久。

B2 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] a period of about 25 to 30 years, in which most human babies become adults and have their own children

A generation ago, home computers were virtually unknown. 二三十年以前,家庭電腦還幾乎不為世人所知。
first, second, third, etc. generation

used to describe the nationality of someone belonging to the first, second, third, etc. group of people of the same age in the family to have been born in that country

She's a first-generation American (= she was born and raised in the US, but her parents were not). 她是她們家族移民美國後的第二代。

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generation noun (ENERGY)

B2 [ U ] the production of energy in a particular form

electricity generation from wind and wave power 風能和波能發電

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generation noun (PRODUCT)

B2 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] a group of products or machines that are all at the same stage of development

a new generation of low-fat margarines 新一代的低脂肪人造奶油
Scientists are working on developing the next generation of supercomputers. 科學家們正致力於研發下一代的超級電腦。

(Translation of “generation” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)