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.
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
The differences in customs, attitudes, and beliefs between any two generations, but especially between youths and adults.
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”
- Generation jones
noun 1. members of the generation of people born in the Western world between the mid-1950s and the mid-1960s
- Generation xl
noun 1. (informal, facetious) overweight children or young adults of the generation that spends a great deal of time on sedentary pursuits such as surfing the internet and playing computer games
noun 1. the generation born between about 1966 and 1980, especially in the U.S. noun 1. members of the generation of people born between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s who are highly educated and underemployed, reject consumer culture, and have little hope for the future
1. the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s, especially in the U.S. noun 1. members of the generation of people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s who are seen as being discerning consumers with a high disposable income noun See millennial generation