Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to generation.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or changing over generations.
- adj. of or relating to a generation
- generation + -al (Wiktionary)
“HOWE: To come back to this whole question of reconstructing history along what we call the generational diagonal -- following the same group through time -- you know, you can read a lot of books, and some of them very fine books, written about the history of childhood.”
“STRAUSS: You see, what this shows is what we call the generational diagonal.”
“Packer says part of that reaction to Sept. 11 is what he calls "generational inferiority.”
“The centerpiece of Bius 'platform is ending what he calls generational welfare, the continual support of generations of families on welfare.”
“Schlapobersky told me it was likely my father had been the subject of what he calls the generational transmission of trauma; violence was handed down to him.”
“Jackson attributed this attitude to what he described as a generational shift.”
“Even clearer evidence of a long-term generational shift in favor of religious intermarriage comes from a pair of surveys in 1982 and 1990 summarized in Figure 5.6 that asked “how important are shared religious beliefs to a successful marriage?””
“- Putting us in generational debt within a decade!! on and on and on”
“When I said transformational, I meant simply would take us past a certain generational battle.”
“Where our families diverged was only in generational experience.”
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