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generation gap

noun
1.
a lack of communication between one generation and another, especially between young people and their parents, brought about by differences of tastes, values, outlook, etc.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for generation-gap

generation gap

noun
1.
the years separating one generation from the generation that precedes or follows it, esp when regarded as representing the difference in outlook and the lack of understanding between them
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generation-gap in Culture

generation gap definition


The differences in customs, attitudes, and beliefs between any two generations, but especially between youths and adults.

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Idioms and Phrases with generation-gap

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”
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