Definition of third-generation adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈθɜːd dʒenəreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɜːrd dʒenəreɪʃn//
    (abbreviation 3G)
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  1. 1 used to describe technology that has been developed to send data to mobile/cell phones, 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: third-generation