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/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.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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