pregnancy

noun preg·nan·cy \ ˈpreg-nən(t)-sē \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of pregnancy

plural pregnancies
1 : the quality of being pregnant (as in meaning)
2 : the condition of being pregnant : gestation
3 : an instance of being pregnant

Examples of pregnancy in a Sentence

  1. an elephant's pregnancy can last almost a year

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First Known Use of pregnancy

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PREGNANCY Defined for English Language Learners

pregnancy

Definition of pregnancy for English Language Learners

  • : the condition of a woman or female animal that is going to have a baby or babies : the condition of a pregnant woman or female animal


PREGNANCY Defined for Kids

pregnancy

noun preg·nan·cy \ ˈpreg-nən-sē \

Definition of pregnancy for Students

plural pregnancies
: the state of being pregnant

Medical Dictionary

pregnancy

noun preg·nan·cy \ ˈpreg-nən-sē \

medical Definition of pregnancy

plural pregnancies
1 : the condition of being pregnant
2 : an instance of being pregnant


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