generation

noun
1 people/period of time
ADJECTIVE
current, present
new, younger
older

The older generation preferred the traditional kind of ceremony.

coming, future, later, next, rising

The forest will be preserved for future generations.

earlier, former, last, past, preceding, previous

These children seem to have a stronger sense of purpose than the previous generation.

the wisdom of past generations

first, second, etc.

The second generation of immigrants often adopted British names.

a second-generation Korean-American artist

subsequent, succeeding, successive

Succeeding generations have added to the stock of stories and legends.

whole

The First World War slaughtered a whole generation.

baby-boom, baby-boomer (= people born after the Second World War), post-war
generation X (= people born between the early 1960s and the middle of the 1970s who seem to lack a sense of direction in life)
lost

a lost generation of dropouts

VERB + GENERATION
belong to

people who belong to a younger generation

date back, go back, stretch back

a family history stretching back generations

GENERATION + VERB
grow up

a generation who grew up on fast food

GENERATION + NOUN
gap

I was aware of a real generation gap between us.

PREPOSITION
for a generation

The consequences of the leak may not become apparent for a generation or more.

for generations

This kind of apple has been grown for generations.

PHRASES
from generation to generation

The recipe has been handed down from generation to generation.

from one generation to the next
2 production of sth
ADJECTIVE
electricity, power

different methods of power generation

income, revenue

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