Generation vs Reseed - What's the difference?

generation | reseed |

As a noun generation

is the fact of creating something, or bringing something into being; production, creation.

As a verb reseed is

to sow seeds again; to resow or replant.



(en noun)
  • The fact of creating something, or bringing something into being; production, creation.
  • * 1832 , (Charles Lyell), Principles of Geology , II:
  • The generation of peat, when not completely under water, is confined to moist situations.
  • The act of creating a living creature or organism; procreation.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.10:
  • So all things else, that nourish vitall blood, / Soone as with fury thou doest them inspire, / In generation seek to quench their inward fire.
  • * 1626 , (Francis Bacon), Sylva Sylvarum :
  • Generation by Copulation (certainly) extendeth not to Plants.
  • * c. 1605 , (William Shakespeare), Timon of Athens , First Folio 1623, I.3:
  • Thy Mothers of my generation : what's she, if I be a Dogge?
  • A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or degree in genealogy, the members of a family from the same parents, considered as a single unit.
  • This is the book of the generations of Adam - Genesis 5:1
    Ye shall remain there [in Babylon] many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations - Baruch 6:3
    All generations and ages of the Christian church -
  • (obsolete) Descendants, progeny; offspring.
  • The average amount of time needed for children to grow up and have children of their own, generally considered to be a period of around thirty years, used as a measure of time.
  • * 2008 , Edgar Thorpe, Objective English :
  • Before the independence of India the books of Dr P. K. Yadav presented a fundamental challenge to the accepted ideas of race relations that, two generations later, will be true of the writings of the radical writers of the 1970s.
  • A set stage in the development of computing or of a specific technology.
  • * 2009 , Paul Deital, Harvey Deital and Abbey Deital, iPhone for Programmers :
  • The first-generation iPhone was released in June 2007 and was an instant blockbuster success.
  • (geometry) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
  • A specific age range in which each person in that range can relate culturally to one another.
  • Generation X grew up in the eighties, whereas the generation known as the millennials grew up in the nineties.
  • A version of a form of pop culture which differs from later or earlier versions.
  • People sometimes dispute which generation of Star Trek is best, including the original and The Next Generation.

    Derived terms

    * alternate generation * generation gap * Generation X * spontaneous generation


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    (en verb)
  • To sow seeds again; to resow or replant.
  • When the birds ate the seeds he had planted, the farmer was forced to reseed the field.
  • Of a non-perennial plant, to produce seeds to ensure the following generation without human intervention; to self-sow.
  • The marigolds had reseeded themselves in the flower box, so he didn't have to buy new ones this year.
  • (computing) To reset the input of an algorithm so as to ensure different results.
  • The game reseeded its random number algorithm with a time-based value each time the game was restarted.