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generation

n.

1. the act or process of reproduction or creation.

2. all of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor. See also filial generation.

3. the average time interval between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.

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May 26th 2024

mentoring

mentoring

n. the provision of instruction, encouragement, and other support to an individual (e.g., student, youth, colleague) to aid his or her overall growth and development or pursuit of greater learning skills, a career, or other educational or work-related goals. Numerous mentoring programs exist within occupational, educational, and other settings; they use frequent communication and contact between mentors and their respective protégés as well as a variety of techniques and procedures to develop productive relationships.