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English noun: gestation

1. gestation (time) the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

Synonymsgestation period

Broader (hypernym)biological time

Part holonymfull term, midterm, term, trimester

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

Synonymsmaternity, pregnancy

Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Narrower (hyponym)eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, entopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, gravida, gravidation, gravidity, gravidness, metacyesis, para, parity, placenta previa, trouble

Part holonymchildbed, cleavage, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, morning sickness, parturiency, quickening, segmentation, travail

Domain category membersamnio, amniocentesis, endometrium, fetal movement, foetal movement, phlebothrombosis, stretch mark, venous thrombosis

3. gestation (cognition) the conception and development of an idea or plan

Broader (hypernym)construction, mental synthesis

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