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gen up on (something)

To inform or educate oneself about something; to study up on something. Primarily heard in UK. I'm going to have to gen up on my computer skills before starting this new job.
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gen (someone) up on (something)

To inform or educate someone about something; to give someone the required information about something. Primarily heard in UK. The manager genned us up this morning on the status of the company.
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Generation X

A nickname for the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. I know it's hard for you to fathom growing up without the Internet, but that's what we members of Generation X did.
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Gen X

An abbreviation of "Generation X," a nickname for the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. I know it's hard for you to fathom growing up without the Internet, but that's what we members of Gen X did.
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Gen Xer

A nickname for a member of Generation X, the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Commonly abbreviated as "Gen Xer." I know it's hard for you to believe, but Gen Xers like me grew up without the Internet.
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Generation X

 and Generation X'er
people reaching puberty during the 1970s and 1980s. Three or four generation X'ers were in the antique store looking eagerly at some of those horrible old dinette chairs from the 1950s.
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On the flip side, Gen Z is the most accepting of new forms of content, such as native advertising or sponsored lenses and filters.
Gen Xers will have to save for their children's college education, as well as for their own retirement.
No primeiro ciclo de producao, todos os genotipos apresentaram mais de 66% de plantas mortas, destacando-se os genotipos GEN 2, GEN 3, GEN 4, GEN 8, GEN 22 e GEN 24, que apresentaram 100% de mortalidade.
In summary, if you want to fully utilize your SATA Gen 2 host port, then a port multiplier or another similar device can provide expanded storage capacity and enhanced performance.
For example, Gen Y buyers are less interested than older generations in purchasing environmentally sound vehicles, despite the need for fuel economy and practical operating costs.
Among the 8 other important reasons for saving, Gen X and Gen Y respondents identify the following:
Gen Kapoor had earlier proposed only administrative action against Lt Gen Prakash, his principal staff officer, and two junior officers of the Darjeeling- based 33 Corps.
Before he retraced the journey they made in August, Gen.