generation

Definitions

  • Electrical power generator
    Electrical power generator
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n generation the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    • n generation the production of heat or electricity "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
    • n generation a coming into being
    • n generation group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
    • n generation all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    • n generation the normal time between successive generations "they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"
    • n generation a stage of technological development or innovation "the third generation of computers"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Direct electricity generation by combustion Direct electricity generation by combustion
Acetylene gas generator Acetylene gas generator
The Moss Generator The Moss Generator

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
    • Generation A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age. "This is the book of the generations of Adam.""Ye shall remain there [in Babylon] many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations .""All generations and ages of the Christian church."
    • Generation Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
    • Generation Race; kind; family; breed; stock. "Thy mother's of my generation ; what's she, if I be a dog?"
    • Generation That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.
    • Generation The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
    • Generation (Biol) The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.
    • Generation (Geom) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Each human generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, mostly paper.
    • n generation The act, process, or function of generating or begetting; procreation; propagation; reproduction; multiplication of kind. The modes of generation in the animal kingdom are reducible to four leading types: fission, sporation, gemmation, and sexual generation. (See these words, and conjugation.) Another division is into sexual or gamic generation, which prevails in all the higher animals and in most others, and asexual or non-sexual or agamic generation. Many variations in the mode of generation, chiefly sexual, are expressed by such terms as fissiparous, gemmiparous, larviparous, oviparous, ovoviviparous, pupiparous, viviparous. (See these words and the corresponding abstract nouns.) See genesis, 1.
    • n generation In theology, the communication of the Divine Essence from God the Father to God the Son. The catholic or orthodox Trinitarian doctrine is that God the Son is a distinct person, truly God and of the same essence as the Father, and is therefore existent in his own personality as the Son from all eternity to all eternity, and that the divine act of generation is accordingly itself eternal or without beginning and without end: in opposition to the Arian teaching, that “there was formerly a time when he [Christ] was not, and that before being begotten he was not.” The person or hypostasis of God the Son being “the express image [or impress, χαρακτήρ] of his [God the Father′ s] person (ὑπόστασ, σ1ις)” (Heb. i. 3.), the communication of essence is that of a father to a son, and is accordingly begetting or generation; whereas the communication of the Divine Essence to the Holy Spirit is simply procession.
    • n generation A bringing out or forth; evolution, as from a source or cause; production, especially by some natural process or causation: as, the generation of sounds.
    • n generation In mathematics, the description of a geometrical figure by the motion of a point, line, plane, or figure, in accordance with a mathematical law. Also genesis.
    • n generation That which is generated; progeny; offspring.
    • n generation A single succession of living beings in natural descent, as the offspring or descendants in the same degree of the same parents.
    • n generation The whole body of persons of the same period or living at the same time: as, the present generation.
    • n generation Family; race; kind; by extension, any allied or associated group of persons; a class.
    • n generation The age or period of a generation; hence, the average lifetime of all persons of synchronous age. The historical average, or that of all who pass the stage of infancy, is commonly reckoned at about thirty years, while the physiological average, or that of all who are born, is only about seventeen years.
    • n generation Same as spontaneous generation
    • n generation The individuals of a given mineral species which have been formed at the same time and under similar conditions, as in the solidification of an igneous rock, or the deposits in a mineral vein.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During a lifetime, one person generates more than 1,000 pounds of red blood cells.
    • Generation a producing or originating: a single stage in natural descent: the people of the same age or period: offspring, progeny, race:
    • Generation (pl.) genealogy, history (B.)
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Quotations

  • Frank Tibolt
    Frank Tibolt
    “We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin%20D.%20Roosevelt
    “This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.”
  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    “Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.”
  • Anthony Crosland
    Anthony Crosland
    “What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.”
  • Robert Heinlein
    Robert Heinlein
    “A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. generacioun, F. génération, fr.L. generatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. generāre, -ātumgenus, a kind.

Usage

In literature:

Supplies were loaded, and the great engine-generators checked and rechecked.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Especially since it is easier to generate human angels than devils incarnate.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
I really don't know what the young generation will be good for!
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
A tendency to obesity often appears in generation after generation of a family.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
There are crates marked to contain generators.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
They no more believe in the spontaneous generation of such diseases, than they do in the spontaneous generation of mice.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
There is no question but that her status has changed in the last generation.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The present generation rather do on heap less and do less work.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Does not each generation of a race inherit the intellectual qualities of the preceding generation?
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
The youth of this generation promised to be briefer than ever!
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Enormous social changes had generated multifarious discontent.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
One item of equipment was a generator of substitute broadcast waves.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Whence came this wonderful thing manifested as generative power?
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
A humorous page which produces that effect for generation after generation, has the stamp of literature.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry
Every age and generation must be free to act for itself.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
The injurious forces he has generated are simply reacting upon him.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Generation has followed generation, and the children are as like their father as the successive generations of apes.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
Unto all generations Always.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Their own ship seemed unmoving; only the unending thunder of the generator told of the frantic efforts to escape.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
Paternal law has gained a victory over maternal law, the deities of the "younger generation," as the Erinyes call them, vanquish the latter.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
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In poetry:

Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars:
Thy generation who can tell,
Or count the numbers of thy years?
"Hymn 2" by Isaac Watts
But generations go and come,
And suns arise and set in tears,
And we are weakened now and dumb,
Foregone the might of ancient years.
"Chanukah Thoughts" by Morris Rosenfeld
O turn their burning look
Upon that vast and deep
Starry-lettered book
Whose lovely meanings leap
In generative lore
A moment and no more.
"For the Seasons" by Marya Zaturenska
From hence ye rescud generation still
Abhorrd the practice of rebellious ill,
& feard the punishment for ill abhorrd,
& lovd repentance & adord ye Lord.
"Deborah" by Thomas Parnell
It is the loneliness that wounds me still,
Shut from the generations that are past,
That with their blood my warm veins fill
And on my spirit their spirit cast;
"The Thorn" by John Freeman
But if you spurn us, then we shall not mourn.
We too can reckon perfidy no crime,
And countless generations yet unborn
Shall curse your memory till the end of time.
"The Scythians" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

In news:

They paved the way not only for their generations, but for the generations to come.
The Exelon Nuclear Limerick Generating Station in Limerick , Montgomery Co. Generates enough power to light up two million homes throughout the area.
From generation to generation, football fans from Warren have made their way to Massillon for games against one of Warren G Harding's classic rivals.
The motherboard 's LGA1155 (H2) socket will support not only third-generation Ivy Bridge processors but also Intel's second-generation processors and numerous older parts down the line.
Motor and generator performance, safety, testing, construction, and manufacturing of ac motors, dc motors, and generators are covered in ANSI/ NEMA MG 1-2011.
They are variously referred to as Generation Y, the Millennials, or the Net Generation to reflect what makes them really different.
Second, the Net Generation's workplace values and expectations differ from those of older generations.
Our panel discusses paralleling and proper sizing for generators, considerations for subtransient reactance in critical environments, and accurately matching automatic transfer switches and generators.
BARRE — Does garbage generated by someone who rents an apartment necessarily smell any worse on a hot summer day than garbage generated by someone who owns their own home.
With data from the trial out of the way and without its potential to generate a large upside, Liang does not see another compound in Array 's remaining pipeline to generate excitement in the near term.
Nike recently released a quick shot of inspiration that creatively and movingly illustrates the opportunities open to new generations of women and the strength of previous generations that continue to simply not give up.
"We are hoping costs at the start of the next generation to only be double the cost of the start of the previous generation.".
From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law—not just for some, but for all.
But, lest you think we're finally getting the Baby Boomer generation to relinquish its power, and seeing Generation-X take its place, sorry but no.
The Youngest Generation Thanks the Greatest Generation .
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In science:

Our main result is a presentation by generators and relations of S (π) which is directly compatible with Serre’s presentation of U; i.e., the generators of the zero part are Cartan generators instead of idempotents.
Presenting generalized Schur algebras in types B,C,D
Hence, if L = L(κ, c) is chosen large enough, the probability that Xκ stays thin for d generations and has size at least c log n for the last L of these is at most n−100 : given that generation d − L has size at least c log n, the probability that generation d − L + c1 is still thin is at most n−c2 .
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Let qr = qr,c be the probability of the event that Xκ survives for at least r generations, that the first r generations are thin, and that generation r has size at most c log n.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Let B be a commutative finitely generated K -algebra with a standard finite dimensional filtration F = {Bi}, and let M be a finitely generated B -module with a finite dimensional generating subspace, say M0 , and with the standard filtration {Mi = BiM0} attached to it.
Filter Dimension
Lemma 6.4 Let A be a finitely generated algebra equipped with a standard finite dimensional filtration F = {Ai} and M be a finitely generated A-module with generating finite dimensional subspaces M0 and N0 . 1.
Filter Dimension
Base change from T to TA preserves V-minimality, effectiveness and being resolved, if A is VF-generated; V-minimality and effectiveness, if A is RV-generated; V-minimality, if A is Γ-generated. (Lemmas 6.2, 3.39, 3.40.
Integration in valued fields
It is known that this set of generators of Mg is not minimal, and a great deal of attention has been paid to the problem of finding a minimal (or at least small) set of generators or a set of generators with some additional property.
The extended mapping class group is generated by three symmetries
By defining a new concept closely related to the numbers of generators of a von Neumann algebra, we are able to show that a large class of type II1 factors are singly generated, i.e., generated by two self-adjoint elements.
Singly Generated II_1 Factors
Also because Voiculescu’s free entropy dimension is always defin ed on finitely generated von Neumann algebras, it is important to know whether a von Neumann algebra is finitely generated, even singly generated, or not.
Singly Generated II_1 Factors
As generators of a Lie algebra or Lie superalgebra, Sylvester’s generators can only generate sl(n) and sl(n|n), not gl(n).
Sylvester-t' Hooft generators of sl(n) and sl(n|n), and relations between them
Because Z[F ] is a finite extension of Z, each finitely generated Z[F ]-module is also a finitely generated group (but not every finitely generated group is invariant under F ).
The Mordell-Lang Theorem for finitely generated subgroups of a semiabelian variety defined over a finite field
Because φ is defined over a finite field and because Γ is a finitely generated A-module (see (a) of Lemma 4.1) and because X is defined over a finitely generated field, then there exists a finitely generated subfield L of K such that X is defined over L and Γ ⊂ Gg a (L).
The Mordell-Lang Theorem for finitely generated subgroups of a semiabelian variety defined over a finite field
It is shown that duality generator also generates chiral transformations, and the conflict between duality and manifest Lorentz symmetry is analyzed from the viewpoint of symmetry group greater then conformal, in which duality generator appears as a natural part of an su(2) subalgebra.
Algebraic Approach to the Duality Symmetry
The algebra of first class constraints is obtained and forms a Lie algebra that consists of two constraints that generate diffeomorphisms in the two surface, a constraint that generates diffeomorphisms along the null generators and a constraint that generates self-dual spin and boost transformations.
Hamiltonian analysis of the double null 2+2 decomposition of Ashtekar variables
Two of these constraints, ψp , generate the diffeomorphisms within the spatial hypersurface {S }; while one constraint, ψ1 , generates the diffeomorphisms along the null generators of Σ0 .
Hamiltonian analysis of the double null 2+2 decomposition of Ashtekar variables
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