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[furst-jen-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˈfɜrstˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/
being the first generation of a family to be born in a particular country.
being a naturalized citizen of a particular country; immigrant:
the child of first-generation Americans. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The resulting business cultures were optimal for a first-generation founder to establish a decent-sized family business.
  • We're talking first-generation touchtone sets with big square buttons that light up when a line is in use.
  • They bring a variety of experiences with them, and often are first-generation and from diverse nationalities.
  • Many of the new residents are first-generation immigrants, but only some have come illegally.
  • For this reason, second-generation antihistamines are generally preferred and recommended over first-generation antihistamines.
  • He and his first-generation disciples made some horrendous mistakes.
  • Purebred dogs are almost certainly, on average, less healthy than first-generation crossbreeds.
  • Potential college students in coming decades will increasingly be minority, low-income, and first-generation students.
  • You'd still find first-generation exemplars, but no others.
  • When scientists find first-generation hybrid whiptails in the wild, they're almost always sterile.

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