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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans);
[syn: gestation, gestation period]

2. the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus;
[syn: pregnancy, gestation, maternity]

3. the conception and development of an idea or plan;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gestation \Ges*ta"tion\, n. [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying, fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to bear: cf. F. gestation. See Gest deed, Jest.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments). [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy. [1913 Webster] 3. Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]