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Overview of noun maternity

The noun maternity has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. pregnancy, gestation, maternity

(the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus)

2. motherhood, maternity

(the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother)

3. motherliness, maternalism, maternal quality, maternity

(the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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