Generation

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United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997) Allen Ginsberg , Ginsberg
member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s baby boomer , boomer
person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically baby buster , buster
larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II baby-boom generation , baby boom
member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior beat , beatnik
French composer and teacher who influenced a generation of composers (1822-1890) Cesar Franck , Franck
branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication EE , electrical engineering
one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next first language , maternal language , mother tongue
generation following the baby boom (especially Americans and Canadians born in the 1960s and 1970s) generation X , gen X
biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next heredity
dam for electricity generation hydroelectric dam
United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969) Jack Kerouac , Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac , Kerouac
Italian physiologist who disproved the theory of spontaneous generation (1729-1799) Lazzaro Spallanzani , Spallanzani
centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era Ludi Saeculares , secular games
cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation) meme
generation of electromotive forces in each other by two adjacent circuits mutual induction
generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature pyroelectricity
generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries self-induction
(biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations theory of inheritance
belief or custom handed down from one generation to another tradition
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