There are 2 main definitions of gen in English:

gen1

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Pronunciation: /dʒɛn
 
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British informal

noun

[mass noun]
Information: you’ve got more gen on him than we have
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  • You've got more gen on him than we have.
  • Oliver Mann gives the gen on the coolest new destinations for the switched-on global traveller in 2005
  • Here's the full gen from the company: "About the size of a grain of rice, each product contains a unique verification number that is captured by briefly passing a proprietary scanner over the chip."

verb (gens, genning, genned)

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1 (gen up on) Find out about: we genned up on the agencies that had done the work
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  • You should also be punctual and have genned up on the organisation you are being interviewed for.
  • Not only is it a chance to gen up on language skills, it is a fabulous opportunity to make friends abroad and travel in Europe.
  • Obviously, we genned up on the agencies that had done the work.
1.1 [with object] (gen someone up) Provide someone with information: as everything’s finalized, I can gen you up properly
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  • We're not exactly genned up on how it all works but when you combine hot weather, big hills and huge expanses of water, then it all adds up to a windsurfer's paradise.
  • Working under Gough and his assistant proved an attraction for a tenacious performer whose Scottish father Michael genned him up on the pair's pedigree.
  • Anyway I'm looking forward to meeting some of you at some stage soon although Jon will have to be my mentor and gen me up on this car.

Origin

Second World War (originally used in the armed services): perhaps from the first syllable of general information.

Definition of gen in:

There are 2 main definitions of gen in English:

gen2

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Pronunciation: /dʒɛn
 
/

noun

informal
Short for generation. the next gen of consoles third-gen data protocols
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  • I hope both Sony and MS reveal at least some news about the next gen of consoles.
  • Many years ago I received a first-gen iPod shuffle as a gift.
  • RSS readers are not that social, even with so-called "next gen" newsreaders that recommend sites based on what you already read.

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