gestation
Pronunciation
  • enPR: jĕstāshən, IPA: /dʒesˈteɪʃən/
Noun

gestation

  1. The period of time during which an infant animal or human 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.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: gestação
  • Russian: вына́шивание



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