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"Generation X" in British English

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Generation Xnoun [U]

/ˌdʒen.ə ˈreɪ.ʃən ˈeks/  us /ˌdʒen.ə ˈreɪ.ʃən ˈeks/
(Definition of Generation X from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Generation Xnoun [U]

(short form Gen X)
the ​peopleborn in the US in the second ​half of the 1960s or the early ​part of the 1970s
(Definition of Generation X from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Generation Xnoun [S]

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the ​group of ​people who were born in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, who, as they became adults, were described as not ​feelingpart of modern ​society: Generation X ​workers are more likely than baby ​boomers to say they put family before ​jobs.
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Generation Xer
noun [C]
He is a Generation Xer who would rather ​spendtimebuilding his ​organicfarm than auditioning for a reality show.
(Definition of Generation X from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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