American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a person who has left one country and settled in another.
- adj. Of or relating to a person or persons whose parents are immigrants.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the first form or version available to users: first-generation computer software; first-generation camcorders.
“White also said a government bursary for so-called "first-generation" learners - the first in their family ever to attend college or university - was claimed by about 2,200 students, which he said is only about 2.3 per cent of the estimated 91,000 first-generation students on student aid who should have been eligible for the money.”
“In terms of the rich people here in China, the thing that's unusual is that 30 years ago there really weren't people of great wealth so what you have is first-generation fortunes," Gates said.”
“That compares with a $320 bill of materials for the first-generation 32-gigabyte iPad, based on April 2010 pricing.”
“Does this mean that dominant groups in the United States see first-generation Hispanics as hypersexual, overly-superstitious rubes with heavy accents?”
“Parisa Kharazi is a first-generation American woman of Iranian descent who grew up in New Jersey.”
“The Pew study, "Muslim Americans: No Sign of Growth in Alienation or Extremism," reports that 63 percent of Muslim Americans are first-generation immigrants to the U.S., with 45 percent having arrived since 1990.”
“Both Motorola's hardware and Google's new software are impressive and, after testing it for about a week, I believe the Xoom beats the first-generation iPad in certain respects, though it lags in others.”
“Andy interviews that his family are first-generation immigrants from Laos, and that growing up he had to work the land and feed the fish.”
“For example, the Ohio State University's admissions criteria consider not only race, but also cultural, economic and geographic diversity as well as first-generation college student status.”
“Moving away from these criteria to further elevate test scores would limit access for many low-income white students, including first-generation college students from underrepresented areas like Ohio's Appalachian counties.”
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