Examples of gestation in a Sentence
the gestation of new ideas
The book has been in gestation for a long time.
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The plan requires far less capital than competitors and promises a shorter gestation period before profitability.
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Origin and Etymology of gestation
Latin gestation-, gestatio, from gestare to bear, frequentative of gerere to bear
First Known Use: 1615
GESTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gestation for English Language Learners
: 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
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