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na·tiv·i·ty

 (nə-tĭv′ĭ-tē, nā-)
n. pl. na·tiv·i·ties
1. Birth, especially the place, conditions, or circumstances of being born.
2. Nativity
a. The birth of Jesus.
b. A representation, such as a painting, of Jesus just after birth.
c. Christmas.
3. A horoscope for the time of one's birth.

[Middle English nativite, from Old French, from Latin nātīvitās, from nātīvus, born; see native.]
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nativity

(nəˈtɪvɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
birth or origin, esp in relation to the circumstances surrounding it
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin nātīvitas birth: see native]

Nativity

(nəˈtɪvɪtɪ)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the birth of Jesus Christ
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the feast of Christmas as a commemoration of this
3. (Art Terms)
a. an artistic representation of the circumstances of the birth of Christ
b. (as modifier): a Nativity play.
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na•tiv•i•ty

(nəˈtɪv ɪ ti, neɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. birth, esp. with reference to place or attendant circumstances.
2. (cap.) the birth of Christ.
3. (cap.) Christmas.
4. a horoscope of a person's birth.
[1200–50; Middle English nativite < Old French nativité < Late Latin nātīvitās]
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nativity

1. the time, place, and circumstances of a person’s birth.
2. the configuration of the planets at the time of a person’s birth and a representation, as a chart, of that configuration.
See also: Astrology, Birth
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nativity - the event of being bornnativity - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
delivery - the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"
live birth - the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)
posthumous birth - birth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother
posthumous birth - birth of a child after the father has died
rebirth, reincarnation, renascence - a second or new birth
2.nativity - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human fatherNativity - 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
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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nativity

noun (usually capital) birth of Christ, manger scene a beautiful painting depicting the Nativity
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Translations
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nativity

[nəˈtɪvɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (gen) → natividad f
2. (Rel) the Nativityla Natividad
3. (Art) Nativitynacimiento m
B. CPD Nativity play Nauto m de Navidad
Nativity scene Nbelén m, nacimiento m
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Nativity

[nəˈtɪvɪti] n (RELIGION) the Nativity → la Nativiténativity play npièce f représentant la Nativité
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nativity

nGeburt f; the NativityChristi Geburt f; (= picture)die Geburt Christi; nativity playKrippenspiel nt
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Nativity

[nəˈtɪvɪtɪ] n (Rel) the Nativityla Natività
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nativity

n. natividad, nacimiento.
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It provided catholics a universal acceptance of December 25 as the nativity of Jesus Christ.