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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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References in classic literature ?
Then it came out that in those worldly days he had been a master- hand at casting horoscopes and nativities; and the family priest led him on to describe his methods; each giving the planets names that the other could not understand, and pointing upwards as the big stars sailed across the dark.
'And his methods of nativities, though that is beyond thee, are wise and sure.1
The sets include Fair Trade, traditional and children's Nativities of diverse styles, shapes and sizes, with each one reflecting the cultures of the countries where they were made.
NORTH BROOKFIELD -- To start the Christmas celebration off in the true spirit of the season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Brookfield will once again present a spectacular exhibit of over 250 nativities for the enjoyment of friends and neighbors.
Abraham Ibn Ezra on nativities and continuous horoscopy; a parallel Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution.
"Some of the Nativities are from overseas and include a tiny nativity in a matchbox made in Peru.
Living scenes remained popular, but static nativities also developed, allowing the scene to remain on display for longer periods for meditation.