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Generation refers to all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.[1] It can also be described as "the average period, generally considered to be about 20–⁠30 years, during which children are born and grow up, become adults, and begin to have children."[2] In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship. It is known as biogenesis, reproduction, or procreation in the biological sciences.

Social generations, refer to a birth/age cohort in demographics, marketing, and social science.


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