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Beat' Genera'tion




members of the generation that came of age after World War II who, supposedly as a result of disillusionment stemming from the Cold War, espoused forms of mysticism and the relaxation of social and sexual inhibitions. Also,beat' genera'tion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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