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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The generation following Generation X, especially people born in the United States and Canada from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.

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  • proper n. The generation of people born in the 1980s and 1990s.


Modeled on Generation X.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • This means that roughly half of Generation Y is old enough to be teaching using 22 as the average age for completing a BA/BS and most of the other half is still in school.

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  • This means that Generation Y is already voting more than Generation X did back when X was our age.

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  • I have been waiting for further divisions as Generation Y and the Matures both span too many years to group together.

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  • But by 2020, Generation Y - today's under-35 crowd - will command 40 per cent of the new-car market.

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  • Such is the fate of Generation Y, as they're known, both praised for their willingness to volunteer but also maligned as the "entitlement generation" - eager to help but unsure how to deal with tumultuous times that are a first for many of them. - News

  • Over half of Generation Y is considering purchasing a mid-size car, mid-size crossover SUVs are high on their list as well.

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  • In the US, Generation Y, a group 20 per cent larger than the post-Second World War baby boom, are already much wealthier than baby boomers at the same age, and have no debt.


  • In order to become fully actualized, the women of Generation Y will need to be able to bring to bear that other feminine gift - the skill of balance.

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  • 3. Speaking of education, Generation Y or millenial kids lead the Pack in the narcisism department.

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