generation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to generation: generation gap, Generation Y, Generation Z

clogs to clogs in three generations

The idea that a family can escape poverty for a time but then become impoverished again, all in the span of three generations. Primarily heard in UK. With the way you're spending our family's money, we'll be clogs to clogs in three generations!
See also: clog, generation, three

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

now generation

A generation of (typically) young people described as wanting everything to be given to them as quickly as possible in return for as little effort or sacrifice as possible. Kids in the now generation just don't know the value of an honest day's work. I've heard a lot of older people calling kids my age the "now generation," but weren't they called that or something equally condescending when they were our age?
See also: generation, now

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.
See also: generation

Generation 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 Generations Xers like me grew up without the Internet.
See also: generation, Xer

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.
See also: 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

clogs to clogs in three generations

the return of a family to poverty after one generation of prosperity.
See also: clog, generation, three

now generation

n. the (once current) generation of young people who seemed to want only instant gratification. All those people in the now generation want to start out with fancy cars and nice houses.
See also: generation, now

sandwich generation

Middle-aged adults who must help both their children and their aging parents. The term dates from the second half of the 1900s. For example, “I’m in that sandwich generation, raising my three children and taking care of my sick mother.” It is rapidly becoming a cliché.
See also: generation, sandwich
References in periodicals archive ?
Electric power generation companies are increasingly using batteries to store solar energy during daylight hours.
Global Banking News-August 21, 2019--Generation Z accessing more credit than older generations
Then we have the Generation X born from the mid-60s to early years of the '80s known for their values and work-life balance, tolerance to change and can adapt to lifestyles of the boomers and the millennials.
The effectiveness of rules to try and give special groups a political voice can be weakened by changes in the voting behavior of other groups - a point that must be considered when establishing voting on behalf of a future generation. Paul Demeny declared the need for governance that is keenly responsive to the voice of the younger generation, as a measure to cope with the declining birthrate, and proposed a voting system that gives parents a proxy vote on behalf of their children who have not yet reached voting age ("Pronatalist Policies in Low-fertility Countries: Patterns, Performance, and Prospects", Population and Development Review 12 (supplement), 1986).
Northern Power Generation Company Limited has caused loss to the tune of Rs 1.60 billon to national kitty by generation electricity out of costly fuel.
During the month, Hydel (34 percent) was the main source of power generation followed by RLNG (23 percent), Gas (16 percent), Coal (9 percent), FO (8 percent) and Nuclear (5 percent).
Share of power generated from imported LNG was 2890.17 GWh (04 23.85pc) and its generation cost was Rs9.1022/unit.
The first is: ''You are all a lost generation.'-Gertrude Stein in conversation'
In the generation, the hydel component contributed 5240MW, GENCOs (power generation companies) 2901 MW while IPPS (indepdent power porducers) produced 9579MW electricity.
6 M/s Etihad Power Generation Ltd.###67###Rahim Yar Khan
Households that include children, parents and grandparents -- the sandwich generation -- represent 4.3 percent of households today, up from 3.6 percent in 2006, according to U.S.
According to Dr Usman Arabi, Head, Public Affairs Department of NERC, the licences were three categories of embedded generation (55mw), two off grid generation (525mw) and six on-grid generation (1,588mw).
This study empirically examines the differences in work attributes and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among four generations (baby boomers, silent generation, generation X & generation Y).
We use the fourth-generation or greater group of respondents (henceforth fourth generation) as our assimilation benchmark because these families have been Americans for the longest period of time.
Therefore, the first generation, second generation, and third generation continuous cropping poplar seedlings were taken as study objects, and the whole poplar seedling was harvested to measure and analyze the change of each component biomass of poplar leaves, newly emerging branches, and trunks and root system during different growth period.
Full browser ?