What does gestation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gestation, gestation period(noun)

    the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

  2. pregnancy, gestation, maternity(noun)

    the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

  3. gestation(noun)

    the conception and development of an idea or plan


  1. gestation(Noun)

    The period of time during which an infant animal or human physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.

  2. gestation(Noun)

    The process of development of a plan or idea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gestation(noun)

    the act of wearing (clothes or ornaments)

  2. Gestation(noun)

    the act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy

  3. Gestation(noun)

    exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise

  4. Origin: [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying, fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to bear: cf. F. gestation. See Gest deed, Jest.]


  1. Gestation

    Gestation is the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside female viviparous animals, including mammals, as well as some non-mammalian species. Mammals during pregnancy can have one or more gestations at the same time. The time interval of a gestation is called the gestation period. In human obstetrics, gestational age refers to the embryonic or fetal age plus two weeks. This is approximately the duration since the woman's last menstrual period began.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gestation

    jes-tā′shun, n. the act of carrying the young in the womb, pregnancy.—adjs. Ges′tant, laden; Ges′tatory, pertaining to gestation. [Fr.,—L. gestation-emgestāre, -ātum, to carry—gerĕre, to bear.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gestation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gestation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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