gestation

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English[edit]

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From Latin gestatio.

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  • enPR: jĕstāshən, IPA(key): /dʒesˈteɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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gestation (countable and uncountable, plural gestations)

  1. The period of time during which an animal or human offspring physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.
  2. The process of development of a plan or idea.
    • 1900, Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Avon Books, (translated by James Strachey) pg. 149:
      It was to a conversation with another friend who had for many years been familiar with all my writings during the period of their gestation, just as I had been with his.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gestātiō.

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gestation f (plural gestations)

  1. gestation

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