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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coming into being; birth. See Synonyms at beginning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. birth
  • n. coming into being
  • n. commencement or inception

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Origination; birth; beginning; specifically, in phytogeography, the rise of a new plant formaation on an area destitute of floral covering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the event of being born

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