GENERA'TION, noun The act of begetting; procreation, as of animals.
1. Production; formation; as the generation of sounds or of curves or equations.
2. A single succession in natural descent, as the children of the same parents; hence, an age. Thus we say, the third, the fourth, or the tenth generation Genesis 15:16.
3. The people of the same period, or living at the same time.
O faithless and perverse generation Luke 9:41.
4. Genealogy; a series of children or descendants from the same stock.
This is the book of the generations of Adam. Genesis 5:1.
5. A family; a race.
6. Progeny; offspring.