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generation

US [ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [.dʒenə'reɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.代;(统称)一代人;(家史中的)一代;一批
  • Web世代;产生;发生
Plural Form:generations  
generation
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n.
1.
[cspv]
(统称)一代人,同代人,同辈人all the people who were born at about the same time
the younger/older generation
年轻的一代;老一辈
My generation have grown up without the experience of a world war.
我这一代人在成长过程中没有经历过世界大战。
I often wonder what future generations will make of our efforts.
我常常想,后代将怎样评价我们所作出的努力。
2.
[c]
代,一代,一辈(通常认为大约 30 年)the average time in which children grow up, become adults and have children of their own, (usually considered to be about 30 years)
a generation ago
一代人以前
My family have lived in this house for generations .
我家祖祖辈辈都住在这房子里。
3.
[c][u]
(家史中的)一代,一辈a single stage in the history of a family
stories passed down from generation to generation
世代相传的故事
a first-/second-generation American(= a person whose family has lived in America for one/two generations)
第一╱第二代美国人(家人在美国居住了一、二代者)
4.
[c][ususing]
一批,一届(从事特定活动的同龄人)a group of people of similar age involved in a particular activity
She has inspired a whole generation of fashion school graduates.
她激励了整整一届时装学校的毕业生。
5.
[c][ususing]
(产品发展,尤指技术方面的)代a stage in the development of a product, usually a technical one
fifth-generation computing
第五代计算机技术
a new generation of vehicle
新一代交通运输工具
6.
[u]
(尤指电、热等的)产生the production of sth, especially electricity, heat, etc.
the generation of electricity
发电
methods of income generation
产生收益的方法

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