Generation, also known as biogenesis, reproduction, or procreation in biological sciences, is the act of producing offspring. In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship. The term is also often used synonymously with cohort in social science; under this formulation the term means "people within a delineated population who experience the same significant events within a given period of time." Generation in this sense of birth cohort, also known as a "social generation," is widely used in popular culture, and has been the basis for much social analysis. Serious analysis of generations began ...

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  1. The fact of creating something, or bringing something into being; production, creation.
  2. The act of creating a living creature or organism; procreation.
  3. Race, family; breed.
  4. A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or degree in genealogy, the members of a family from the same parents, considered as a single unit.
    This is the book of the generations of Adam - Genesis 5:1
    Ye shall remain there Babylon many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations - Baruch 6:3
    All generations and ages of the Christian church -
  5. Descendants, progeny; offspring.
  6. The average amount of time needed for children to grow up and have children of their own, generally considered to be a period of around thirty years, used as a measure of time.
  7. A set stage in the development of computing or of a specific technology.
  8. The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
  9. A specific age range in which each person in that range can relate culturally to one another.
    1. Generation X grew up in the eighties, whereas the generation known as the millennials grew up in the nineties.
  10. A version of a form of pop culture which differs from later or earlier versions.
    1. People sometimes dispute on which generation of Star Trek is best, including the original and The Next Generation.

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