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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The conception and development of an idea or plan; The state of being pregnant; The period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans).

Usage examples (29)
  • Once pregnant they cease to feed for the 3 to 4 month gestation period whilst the embryos develop inside the body.
  • Some of these blogs have been in gestation for a few days.
  • This edition of Frankenstein, in gestation for over fifteen years, provides the texts of both the
  • It's a shame that after so long in gestation, we'll never see it - at least, likely not with Morgan Freeman. for more
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