(jen' ur A' shun) n.

1. one of the successive versions of a file, program, etc., that is created repeatedly by a program or automatic process.

2. one of the successive versions of a generation dataset.

generation dataset


1. a SAS dataset that can exist in several successive versions (called generations) simultaneously. That is, creating a new generation of a generation dataset does not erase the previous generation.

2. a file managed by a file system that has similar properties.

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