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gestation (countable and uncountable, plural gestations)
- The period of time during which an animal or human offspring physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.
- The process of development of a plan or idea.
- 1900, Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, transl., The Interpretation of Dreams: Avon Books, page 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.
period of time a fetus develops inside mother's body — See also translations at pregnancy
process of development of a plan or idea
- “gestation”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “gestation”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
From Latin gestātiōnem.
gestation f (plural gestations)
- “gestation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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