how to pronounce generation


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generation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of generation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… i want the next generation of ways to to …”

meanings of generation


  1. The act of creating something or bringing something into being; production, creation.
  2. A group of people born in a specific range of years and whose members can relate culturally to one another.
  3. A copy of a recording made from an earlier copy and thus further degraded in quality.
  4. Race, family; breed.
  5. The act of creating a living creature or organism; procreation.
  6. A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or degree in genealogy, the members of a family from the same parents, considered as a single unit.
  7. A set stage in the development of computing or of a specific technology.
  8. 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, by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
  9. The average amount of time needed for children to grow up and have children of their own, generally considered to be a period of around thirty years, used as a measure of time.
  10. A version of a form of pop culture which differs from later or earlier versions.
  11. Descendants, progeny; offspring.

generation frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word generation occurs in english on average 48.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics generation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that generation can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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