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Definitions of Generation

  1. (noun) A group of people who experienced a common historical period.
  2. (noun) A level in a kinship hierarchy.
  3. (noun) A group at a similar level in the life course.

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Generation Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
    • British English
      • /ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn/
  • Syllabification: (gen·er·a·tion)

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References

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Cite the Definition of Generation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “generation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/generation/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

generation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/generation/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “generation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/generation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“generation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/generation/>.