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

Other articles related to "generation, generations":

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
... Opel continued to provide the basis for future generations until the launch of the fourth generation in 2006, which deployed an Australian developed platform ... utility, 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 ...
Atypical Antipsychotic - Medical Uses - Effectiveness
... considerable debate about whether second-generation antipsychotic drugs are more effective than first-generation antipsychotic drugs ... 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 mechanism ... have no clearly different side-effect profiles than the first-generation antipsychotics, and are less cost effective ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 and the ...
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.e ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word generation:

    The greatest significance of the present student generation is that it is through them that the point of view of the subjugated is finally and inexorably being expressed.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    Our chaotic economic situation has convinced so many of our young people that there is no room for them. They become uncertain and restless and morbid; they grab at false promises, embrace false gods and judge things by treacherous values. Their insecurity makes them believe that tomorrow doesn’t matter and the ineffectualness of their lives makes them deny the ideals which we of an older generation acknowledged.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)

    The generation of mankind is like the generation of leaves. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the living tree burgeons with leaves again in the spring.
    Homer (c. 9th century B.C.)