So all things else, that nourish vitall blood, / Soone as with fury thou doest them inspire, / In generation seek to quench their inward fire.
1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries.[…], 3rd edition, London: […]William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee[…], OCLC1044372886:
Generation by Copulation (certainly) extendeth not to Plants.
According to that Cabaliſticall Dogma: If Abram had not had this Letter [i.e., ה (he)] added unto his Name he had remained fruitleſſe, and without the power of generation: […] So that being ſterill before, he received the power of generation from that meaſure and manſion in the Archetype; and was made conformable unto Binah.
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. [from 17th c.]
2008, Edgar Thorpe, Objective English:
Before the independence of India the books of Dr P. K. Yadav presented a fundamental challenge to the accepted ideas of race relations that, two generations later, will be true of the writings of the radical writers of the 1970s.
2009, Paul Deital, Harvey Deital and Abbey Deital, iPhone for Programmers:
The first-generation iPhone was released in June 2007 and was an instant blockbuster success.
(geometry) 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.
the generation of a line or curve
A group of people born in a specific range of years and whose members can relate culturally to one another.
Generation X grew up in the eighties, whereas the generation known as the millennials grew up in the nineties.
A version of a form of pop culture which differs from later or earlier versions.
People sometimes dispute which generation of Star Trek is best, including the original and The Next Generation.
2014, K. G. Jackson, G. B. Townsend, TV & Video Engineer's Reference Book
With one-inch C format or half-inch Betacam used in the component mode, quality loss through additional generations is not such a problem. In this situation, it would be usual to make the necessary alterations while re-recording onto a third generation master […]
2002, Keith Jack, Vladimir Tsatsoulin, Dictionary of Video and Television Technology (page 131)
Each generation away from the original or master produces increased degradation in the image quality.