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- In audio and video analog recording, pertaining to the number of duplication steps between an original recording and a given copy. Note 1: A second generation duplicate is a copy of the original master and a third generation duplicate is a copy of a copy of the original master, etc. Note 2: Relative to digital duplication, the copy is almost always identical to the original, so the term generation is irrelevant.
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- audio dubbing, continuous tone copy, contouring, drum speed, dub, facsimile receiver, facsimile recorder, halftone characteristic, reproduction speed