Generation

Generation (from the Latin generāre, meaning "to beget"), also known as 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, even though some researchers believe that this usage is misleading; under this formulation the term means "people within a delineated population who experience the same significant event within a given period of time." Generation in this sense of birth cohort is widely used in popular culture, and has been the basis for much social analysis.

Read more about GenerationFamilial Generation, Social Generation, Other Generations

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Strauss–Howe Generational Theory - Timing of Generations and Turnings
... Generation Type Birth years Formative era Late Medieval Saeculum Arthurian Generation Hero (Civic) 1433–1460 (27) Unraveling Retreat from France Humanist Generation Artist (Adaptive) 1461–1482 (2 ... Generation Hero (Civic) 1901–1924 (23) Unraveling World War I/Prohibition Silent Generation Artist (Adaptive) 1925–1942 (17) Crisis Great Depression/World War II Millennial Saeculum (65+) (Baby ... this is because according to the chart, the Civil War came about ten years too early the adult generations allowed the worst aspects of their generational personalities to come through ...
Atypical Antipsychotic - Medical Uses - Effectiveness
... There has been considerable debate about whether second-generation antipsychotic drugs are more effective than first-generation antipsychotic drugs ... It has been suggested that there is no validity to the term "second-generation antipsychotic drugs" and that the drugs that currently occupy this category are not identical to each other in ... improve specific symptoms, have no clearly different side-effect profiles than the first-generation antipsychotics, and are less cost effective ...
Generation Name
... Generation name, variously zibei or banci, is one of the characters in a traditional Chinese name, and is so called because each member of a generation (i ... siblings and cousins of the same generation) share that character, unlike surnames or given names ... Where used, generation names were usually given only to males, although this does vary from lineage to lineage and has changed over time ...
Other Generations
... The term generation is sometimes applied to a cultural movement, or more narrowly defined group than an entire demographic ... Some examples include The Beat Generation, a popular American cultural movement that most social scholars say laid the foundation of the pro-active American counterculture of the 1960s ... The Beat Generation is between the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers ...
Holden Commodore
... continued to provide the basis for future generations until the launch of the fourth generation in 2006, which deployed an Australian developed platform ... and all-wheel drive Adventra crossover were provided by the now discontinued third generation architecture ... Prior to the 1988 onwards second generation Commodore, the Holden was positioned a full class below the full-size Falcon ...

Famous quotes containing the word generation:

    The art of watching has become mere skill at rapid apperception and understanding of continuously changing visual images. The younger generation has acquired this cinematic perception to an amazing degree.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose.
    —Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes 1:4,5.

    Ernest Hemingway’s book title The Sun Also Rises (1926)