Definition of third-generation adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    third-generation

     adjective
    adjective
     
    (abbreviation 3G)
     
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  1. 1 used to describe technology that has been developed to send data to cellphones, etc. at much higher speeds than were possible before
  2. 2used to describe any technology that is being developed that is more advanced than the earlier two stages
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