Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
generation /,dʤenə'reiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự sinh ra, sự phát sinh ra
    • thế hệ, đời
    • (điện học) sự phát điện
Concise Dictionary
+all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
+group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
+the normal time between successive generations
+a stage of technological development or innovation
+a coming into being
+the production of heat or electricity
+the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 production, reproduction, propagation, procreation, begetting, fathering, siring:
In the lower animals, the generation of offspring is asexual.
2 time(s), day(s), age, period, era, epoch:
The trait did not appear till later generations. The 1950s and '60s spawned the yuppie generation of the '80s.
3 origination, creation, genesis, inception, initiation, start, beginning, institution, establishment, formation, formulation:
The generation of legal systems can be traced to the oldest civilizations.
4 crop; age (group); contemporaries:
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. He prefers to be with people of his own generation.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C+sing./pl. v.] all the people who were born at about the same time: the younger / older generation + My generation have grown up without the experience of a world war. + I often wonder what future generations will make of our efforts.
2 [C] the average time in which children grow up, become adults and have children of their own, (usually considered to be about 30 years): a generation ago + My family have lived in this house for generations.
3 [C, U] a single stage in the history of a family: stories passed down from generation to generation + a first- / second- generation American (= a person whose family has lived in America for one / two generations)
4 [C, usually sing.] a group of people of similar age involved in a particular activity: She has inspired a whole generation of fashion school graduates.
5 [C, usually sing.] a stage in the development of a product, usually a technical one: fifth-generation computing + a new generation of vehicle
6 [U] the production of sth, especially electricity, heat, etc: the generation of electricity + methods of income generation
7 [U] (biology) the development of animals, plants, etc: spontaneous generation
Collocation Dictionary

1 people/period of time


current, present | new, younger | older
The older generation prefer a darker and more traditional kind of clothing.
| coming, future, later, next, rising
The forest will be preserved for future generations.
| earlier, former, last, past, preceding, previous
These children seem to have a stronger sense of purpose than the previous generation. the wisdom of past generations
| first, second, etc.
The second generation of immigrants often adopted British forenames.
| subsequent, succeeding, successive
Succeeding generations have added to the stock of stories and legends.
| whole
The First World War slaughtered a whole generation.


belong to
people who belong to a younger generation


I was aware of a real generation gap between us.


for a ~
The consequences of the radioactive leakage may not become apparent for a generation or more.
| for ~s
This kind of apple has been grown for generations.


from generation to generation
The recipe for making the liqueur has been handed down from generation to generation.
| from one generation to the next

2 production of sth


electricity, gas, income, power
different methods of power generation

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