Gestation meaning

jĕ-stāshən
The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth; pregnancy.
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A development, as of a plan in the mind.
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Gestation is defined as the period of development of a fetus in the womb.

An example of gestation is the time period for which a woman is pregnant.

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The conception and development of a plan or an idea in the mind.
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The act or period of carrying young in the uterus from conception to birth; pregnancy.
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The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth; pregnancy.
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The period of time spent in the uterus between conception and birth. Gestation in humans is about nine months.
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The period of time during which an infant animal or human physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.
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The process of development of a plan or idea.
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Origin of gestation

  • Late Latin gestātiō gestātiōn- from Latin a carrying from gestātus past participle of gestāre freqentative of gerere to carry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin gestatio.

    From Wiktionary