Definition of fifth-generation in US English:



  • Denoting a proposed new class of computer or programming language employing artificial intelligence.

    • ‘As a wag has put it, to believe an explosion created an ordered universe is like believing a hurricane roaring through a junkyard can create a fifth-generation computer.’
    • ‘This report describes the French effort and includes a survey of the various French initiatives in hardware and software technologies aimed toward fifth generation computer systems and applications.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the results were somewhat disappointing from the perspective of whether something new could be done with the fifth generation computer.’



/ˌfɪ(f)θ ˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃən//ˌfi(f)TH ˌjenəˈrāSHən/