skipped generation

skipped gen·er·a·tion

a phenomenon of pedigrees in which a gene is transmitted from one affected person to another through a phenotypically unaffected person, as by recessivity (especially for X-linked traits), epistasis, variable expressivity, or absence of an environmental challenge such as a toxin.
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So many people live in the Los Angeles area that the NFL is guaranteed a successful return, even with the skipped generation.
This is a region where there are quantum leaps and technology has skipped generations and we have reached a stage in science where the move from concept to realisation has moved from centuries, to decades, to years and even months in some cases.