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the generation gapnoun [S]

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a ​situation in which ​older and ​youngerpeople do not ​understand each other because of ​their different ​experiences, ​opinions, ​habits, and ​behaviour: She's a ​youngpolitician who ​manages to bridge/​cross (= ​understand both ​groups in) the ​generationgap.
(Definition of the generation gap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the generation gap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 代沟, 两代人之间的隔阂…
in Turkish nesil/kuşak farkı…
in Russian проблема отцов и детей…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代溝, 兩代人之間的隔閡…
in Polish konflikt pokoleń…
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