virgin birth

  • 1 virgin birth — n the virgin birth the birth of Jesus, which Christians believe was caused by God, not by sex between a man and a woman …

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  • 2 Virgin Birth — ► NOUN ▪ the doctrine of Christ s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin …

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  • 3 virgin birth — virgin birth. См. девственное размножение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 4 virgin birth — virgin birth. = parthenogenesis (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 5 virgin birth — n. 1. [usually V B ] Christian Theol. the doctrine that Jesus was born to Mary without violating her virginity and that she was his only human parent: cf. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 2. Zool. parthenogenesis …

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  • 6 Virgin birth — A virgin birth can refer to:*The virgin birth of Jesus, believed by Christians and Muslims *The miraculous birth of a person from folklore or mythology; see also List of virgin births *Parthenogenesis, birth without fertilization …

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  • 7 virgin birth — 1. Theol. the doctrine or dogma that, by the miraculous agency of God, the birth of Christ did not impair or prejudice the virginity of Mary. Cf. Immaculate Conception. 2. Zool. parthenogenesis; parturition by a female who has not copulated.… …

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  • 8 virgin birth — noun a) A birth (or vegetal reproduction) after spontaneous, unfertilized gamete development in a virginal mother, parthenogenesis b) (often capitalized and used absolutely: the Virgin Birth) In Christian theology, the miraculous birth of Chris …

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  • 9 virgin birth — noun 1》 (the Virgin Birth) the doctrine of Christ s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin. 2》 Zoology parthenogenesis …

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  • 10 virgin birth — birth by a woman who never had intercourse with a man …

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  • 11 virgin birth — The assertion in the gospels of Matthew and Luke that Jesus was born of Mary without the intervention of a human partner. The pregnancy was initiated by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35). The earliest writers in the NT (Mark and Paul) show… …

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  • 12 virgin birth — noun Date: 1613 1. birth from a virgin 2. often capitalized V&B the theological doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten of God and born of a virgin mother …

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  • 13 VIRGIN BIRTH —    the TRADITIONAL BELIEF that JESUS CHRIST was born of the VIRGIN MARY. Although the founders of many religions are often depicted as having a miraculous birth, the CHRISTIAN belief does seem quite unique in its particulars and is important for… …

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  • 14 virgin birth — vir′gin birth′ n. 1) rel the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary 2) zool. parthenogenesis …

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  • 15 virgin birth — /vɜdʒən ˈbɜθ/ (say verjuhn berth) noun 1. Theology the doctrine or dogma that the birth of Christ did not, by the miraculous agency of God, impair or prejudice the virginity of Mary. Compare Immaculate Conception. 2. Zoology parthenogenesis; a… …

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  • 16 virgin birth —    This term (from the Latin virgo, meaning maiden or unwed woman ) refers to the conception of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. (See CCC 496) …

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  • 17 virgin birth — noun (singular) the birth of Jesus, which Christians believe was caused by God, not by sex between a man and a woman …

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  • 18 Virgin Birth — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Nativity • Hypernyms:… …

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  • 19 virgin birth — noun human conception without fertilization by a man • Syn: ↑parthenogenesis, ↑parthenogeny • Hypernyms: ↑asexual reproduction, ↑agamogenesis …

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  • 20 Virgin Birth of Christ — • The dogma which teaches that the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ was a virgin before, during, and after the conception and birth of her Divine Son Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virgin Birth of Christ     Virgin …

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