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generation gap

The difference of opinions and attitudes, especially in relation to social changes and politics, that develop as each generation changes from the one before it. Attitudes toward gay marriage reflects a clear generation gap on the issue today.
See also: gap, generation

generation gap

A broad difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between parents and their children. For example, There's a real generation gap in their choice of music, restaurants, clothing-you name it . [1960s"
See also: gap, generation
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I do not want to be stuck on the other side of a generation gap, and I would rather work with the young people to come to some solutions.
Yeah, there might be more high-profile, high-powered programs with world leaders and dignitaries on the agenda at the Reagan Library, but none more important than the old soldiers and high school kids who closed a big generation gap.
In a few paragraphs, Chavez manages to capture the ubiquitous generation gap through the most misunderstood and contested of forms of expression in youth culture--music--but she also taps into the artist's early temperament.
As he talked I could feel the generation gap, that wall from him, breaking.
There's some ranting and raving, including some definite generation gap type stuff, music reviews, spot checks, and plenty more.
It's time to take a clear-eyed look at younger staff and your expectations of them and make an effort to close the generation gap.
In some of the African villages which have 'survived' the scourge there is a huge generation gap with only the very young and the very old surviving.
Me, talking about my Jamaican mother, and her, talking about her Croatian mother, have the same issues dealing with the generation gap.
Rumors were circulating about a generation gap between the organization's 40-member board and Martin Luther King III, the founder's son, who became SCLC president in 1998 at age 40.
The generation gap (or in this case ``generations'' gap), doesn't seem so wide after all.
I was also reminded of the rewards that await children when they take the initiative, reach across the generation gap, and invite parents into their lives.
Consequently, the generation gap between the retirees and the other students is not as apparent as it might be in other areas of study.
Despite the fact that women are increasingly electing to pursue non-traditional roles, there still tends to be a generation gap with gender attitudes - a preconceived notion that a women's place is not in the depths of a mine or out in a quarry, she says.
There's a generation gap between the elders and young people--a lack of communication," she says.
Hiring freezes left a wide generation gap, training cutbacks resulted in "lost" developmental years and foundries are still playing catch-up in implementation of technology.
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