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English noun: nativity

1. nativity (event) the event of being born

SamplesThey celebrated the birth of their first child.

Synonymsbirth, nascence, nascency

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

Narrower (hyponym)delivery, live birth, posthumous birth, posthumous birth, rebirth, reincarnation, renascence

Antonymsdeath, decease, expiry

2. Nativity (cognition) the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

SynonymsVirgin Birth

Broader (hypernym)theological doctrine

Part meronymChristian theology

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