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generation British & World English

All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively

Generation X British & World English

The generation born after that of the baby boomers (roughly from the early 1960s to mid 1970s), typically perceived to be disaffected and directionless

Generation Y British & World English

The generation born in the 1980s and 1990s, comprising primarily the children of the baby boomers and typically perceived as increasingly familiar with digital and electronic technology

me generation British & World English

A generation of people characterized by selfish materialism

beat generation British & World English

A movement of young people in the 1950s and early 1960s who rejected conventional society, valuing free self-expression and favouring modern jazz. Among writers associated with the movement were Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

generation gap British & World English

A difference of attitudes between people of different generations, leading to a lack of understanding

Generation Xer British & World English

A member of Generation X (born from the early 1960s to mid 1970s)

Generation Yer British & World English

A member of Generation Y (born in the 1980s and 1990s)

lost generation British & World English

The generation reaching maturity during and just after the First World War, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years

fifth-generation British & World English

Denoting a proposed new class of computer or programming language employing artificial intelligence

first-generation British & World English

Designating the first of a generation to become a citizen in a new country

second-generation British & World English

Denoting the offspring of parents who came to live in a particular country

stolen generation British & World English

The Aboriginal people forcibly removed from their families as children between the 1900s and the 1960s, to be brought up by white foster families or in institutions

third-generation British & World English

Of a more advanced stage of technology than a second-generation model or system

generation-skipping tax British & World English

An estate tax imposed on beneficiaries who are two or more generations removed from the testator

sandwich generation British & World English

A generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible both for bringing up their own children and for the care of their ageing parents

spontaneous generation British & World English

The supposed production of living organisms from non-living matter, as inferred from the apparent appearance of life in some supposedly sterile environments

cogeneration British & World English

The generation of electricity and useful heat jointly, especially the utilization of the steam left over from electricity generation for heating

microgeneration British & World English

The generation of electricity or heat on a small scale, typically for domestic use and by methods that do not contribute to the depletion of natural resources, such as solar panels

generation English Thesaurus

people of the same generation

generation English-Spanish

generación f

generation X English-Spanish

generación

generation Y English-Spanish

generación

generation gap English-Spanish

brecha f generacional

from generation to generation in from English-Spanish

de generación en generación

the postwar generation in generation English-Spanish

la generación de la posguerra

the younger generation in young English-Spanish

la nueva generación, la gente joven

second-/third-generation Americans in generation English-Spanish

estadounidenses de segunda/tercera generación

a formula passed down from generation to generation in pass English-Spanish

una fórmula que ha ido pasando de generación en generación

a formula passed down from generation to generation in pass down English-Spanish

una fórmula que ha ido pasando de generación en generación

a generation brought up on a diet of violence in diet English-Spanish

una generación que ha crecido sin ver otra cosa que violencia

a new generation of civil servants/politicians in generation English-Spanish

una nueva generación de funcionarios/políticos

a whole generation turned on to the sound of rock in turn English-Spanish

la música de rock prendió en toda una generación

a whole generation turned on to the sound of rock in turn on English-Spanish

la música de rock prendió en toda una generación

he's reckoned to be one of his generation's finest writers in reckon English-Spanish

está considerado como uno de los mejores escritores de su generación


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