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generation

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən/

Translation of generation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (people of similar age) generación (feminine) the postwar generation la generación de la posguerra the older generation la gente de más edad she belongs to a different generation es de otra generación 1.2 (in families) generación (feminine) second-/third-generation Americans estadounidenses de segunda/tercera generación
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (type) generación (feminine) a new generation of civil servants/politicians una nueva generación de funcionarios/políticos first-/fifth-generation computers computadoras (feminine plural) or (in Spain also/en España también) ordenadores (masculine plural) de primera/quinta generación
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.4 (length of time) generación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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?
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (act of generating) generación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Oil was in turn followed by gas, increasingly used for electricity generation, which brought power and light to households throughout the world.
    • With the higher demand last year, he said its power plants had used less natural gas in electricity generation.
    • The main example I chose was the use of nuclear power for electricity generation.

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