germination germination  /ˌdʒɜr mə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
  2. (n) the origin of some development


  1. Then it's time to pray for rain and hope God delivers consistently through the germination period.
  2. Dry weather has prevented the germination of a fungus that kills the locusts' eggs, enabling two particularly harmful species to hatch in overwhelming numbers.
  3. It was here, after 13 years of germination, that the Montessori Plan first came to full fruition.


  • NORTH COAST GARDENING: Summer sowing

    The sun is warm, the days are long and it's a great time to sow a few seeds in the vegetable garden. Sun-warmed soil makes germination of green beans, summer squash, carrots, spinach and salad greens quick and easy.
    on July 26, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

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  • "The seeds of a nascent democracy have been planted in an Arab country that was the cradle of civilization," Petraeus said. "And though the germination of those seeds has been anything but smooth, there has been growth."
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: Claremont-Upland Voice (subscription)

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