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noun [singular]     first generation pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    the generation of people who were the first from their country to go and live in another country
  2. 2
    the first people to do something

    Two thirds of the first generation of mill workers were women.

  3. 3
    the first type of a particular machine or piece of equipment to be produced

    the first generation of mobile phones

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