na·tiv·i·ty (nə-tĭvĭ-tē, nā-)
n. pl. na·tiv·i·ties
1. Birth, especially the place, conditions, or circumstances of being born.
a. The birth of Jesus.
b. A representation, such as a painting, of Jesus just after birth.
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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