Definición de generation en inglés:

generation

Saltos de línea: gen¦er|ation
Pronunciación: /dʒɛnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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sustantivo

  • 1All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively: one of his generation’s finest songwriters
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    • Despite being fêted as the greatest Shakespearean actor of his generation, he used to claim that he never understood a character until he found the right hat.
    • It's a journeyman actor's CV, not the kind that, in our fantasies, we would fashion for one of the greatest actors of a generation.
    • There isn't another actor in his generation who could have carried off the conflict and humour of the character with the same skill.
    Sinónimos
    age, age group, peer group, cohort, stage of life
  • 1.1The average period, generally considered to be about thirty years, in which children grow up, become adults, and have children of their own: the same families have lived here for generations
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    • Substantial urban change is generally expected to span prolonged periods: decades, generations, centuries.
    • Even as courts have, over the past two generations, grown more dismissive of hunches, there has been a counter-revolution in the cognitive sciences.
    • Do foods produced from today's high-yield crops have the same nutritional quality as those grown in generations past?
    Sinónimos
    ages, an age, years, aeons, an aeon, a long time, an eternity
    British informal donkey's years, yonks
  • 1.2A set of members of a family regarded as a single step or stage in descent: [as modifier, in combination]: a third-generation Canadian
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    • That dining table is a place where mom's going to prepare the Thanksgiving Dinner for two or three generations of family members and share and create memories.
    • Over 50 family members from three generations crowded in for the party.
    • Mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, family members of all generations have been lost.
  • 1.3A group of people of similar age involved in a particular activity: a new generation of actors and directors
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    • But the anti-capitalist movement represents, above all, the entry of a new generation into political activity.
    • His appearance as Hamlet at the Old Vic Theatre in London established him as one of the most talented actors of his generation, ideally suited to the great Shakespearean roles.
    • It launched the careers of a new generation of Scottish actors.
  • 1.4A single stage in the development of a type of product or technology: a new generation of rear-engined sports cars [as modifier, in combination]: fourth-generation broadband
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    • We've run into a number of issues that are often cured in subsequent product generations, but that are very frustrating when initially encountered.
    • Attention must therefore be paid to all aspects of the ecosystem and to their interactions when developing future generations of supercomputers.
    • Chip makers are increasingly turning to collaborative projects to help reduce the growing cost of developing future generations of process technology.
    Sinónimos
    crop, batch, wave, type, range

Derivativos

generational

adjetivo
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  • Sometimes he has a strong desire to communicate, but the generational gap soon kills such conversations.
  • I think perhaps we are looking at a generational question.
  • We are reaping the benefits of a generational leap in technology.

generationally

adverbio
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  • A dynamic learning organisation has a mixture of experienced older staff and those who are generationally nearer the children they teach.
  • Those who share either of their disparate yet generationally transcendent world views find themselves allied on that front.
  • They are also a much more people-oriented generation, at least by what they have shown so far, and so in that sense it does indicate significant changes generationally.

Origen

Middle English: via Old French from Latin generatio(n-), from the verb generare (see generate).

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