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English definition of “gestation”

gestation

noun [U] (IDEA)    /dʒesˈteɪ.ʃən/
(the period of) the development of ideas, thoughts, or plans: The project had a very long gestation period.Starting and beginningStarting again gestate     /-ˈteɪt/ verb [I]
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