a stage of technological development or innovation
the normal time between successive generations
all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
the production of heat or electricity
a coming into being
The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.
A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. hence: the body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.
Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
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.
The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.