Simple Definition of gestation
: the time when a person or animal is developing inside its mother before it is born; also : the process of development that happens during this time
: the process by which something (such as an idea) forms and develops
Examples of gestation in a sentence
the gestation of new ideas
The book has been in gestation for a long time.
Origin and Etymology of gestation
Latin gestation-, gestatio, from gestare to bear, frequentative of gerere to bear
First Known Use: 1615
Rhymes with gestation
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