Meaning of “the generation gap” in the English Dictionary

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"the generation gap" in British English

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the generation gapnoun [ S ]

uk /dʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən ˌɡæp/ us /dʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən ˌɡæp/

a situation in which older and younger people do not understand each other because of their different experiences, opinions, habits, and behaviour:

(Definition of “the generation gap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"generation gap" in American English

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a lack of understanding between older and younger people that results from different experiences of life

(Definition of “generation gap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)