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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 na·tiv·i·ty /nəˈtɪvəti, ne-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Na·tiv·i·ty n.; pl. Nativies
 1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc.
    I have served him from the hour of my nativity.   --Shak.
    Thou hast left . . . the land of thy nativity.   --Ruth ii. 11.
 These in their dark nativity the deep
 Shall yield us, pregnant with infernal flame.   --Milton.
 2. Fine Arts (capitalized) A picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ.  The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to express the stable in which he was born.
 3. Astrol. A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate one's future destinies; a horoscope.
 The Nativity, the birth or birthday of Christ; Christmas day.
 To cast one's nativity or To calculate one's nativity Astrol., to find out and represent the position of the heavenly bodies at the time of one's birth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their
           first child" [syn: birth, nascency, nascence]
           [ant: death]
      2: the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human
         father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled
         Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the
         Nativity is celebrated at Christmas [syn: Virgin Birth]