1. all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

Similar word(s): coevals, contemporaries

Definition categories: group, people

2. group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

Definition categories: group

3. the normal time between successive generations

- they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade

Definition categories: time, period

4. a stage of technological development or innovation

- the third generation of computers

Definition categories: time, phase, stage

5. a coming into being

Similar word(s): genesis

Definition categories: event, beginning

6. the production of heat or electricity

- dams were built for the generation of electricity

Definition categories: act, production

7. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

Similar word(s): multiplication, propagation

Definition categories: act, breeding, procreation, reproduction

Sentences with generation as a noun:

- This is the book of the generations of Adam - Genesis 5:1Ye shall remain there [in Babylon] many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations - Baruch 6:3All generations and ages of the Christian church - Richard Hooker

- Generation X grew up in the eighties, whereas the generation known as the millennials grew up in the nineties.

- People sometimes dispute which generation of Star Trek is best, including the original and The Next Generation.