the generation born between about 1966 and 1980, especially in the U.S.
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
[jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. capable of producing or creating. 2. pertaining to the production of offspring. 3. Linguistics. /ˈdʒɛnərətɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell 2. capable of producing or originating adj. early 15c., from generate + -ive. Use in […]
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generative cell (jěn’ər-ə-tĭv) A cell of the male gametophyte (pollen grain) of seed plants that divides to give rise directly or indirectly to sperm. See more at pollination.
noun, Linguistics. 1. a linguistic theory that attempts to describe the tacit knowledge that a native speaker has of a language by establishing a set of explicit, formalized rules that specify or generate all the possible grammatical sentences of a language, while excluding all unacceptable sentences. Compare . 2. a set of such rules. noun […]