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Main Entry: gen·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: secondarystressjen-schwa-primarystressramacr-shschwan
Function: noun
1 a : those being a step in a line from one ancestor <a family that has lived in the same house for four generations> b : a group of individuals born and living at the same time c : a type or class of objects developed from an earlier type <the third generation of computers>
2 : the average length of time between the birth of parents and that of their offspring
3 : the action or process of generating
- gen·er·a·tion·al /-shnschwal, -shschwan-schwal/ adjective

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