ges·ta·tion /ʤɛˈsteʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments). [Obs.]
2. The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy.
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.
n 1: the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days
in humans) [syn: 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, maternity]
3: the conception and development of an idea or plan