[ nas-uh nt, ney-suh nt ]
/ ˈnæs ənt, ˈneɪ sənt /
beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
Chemistry. (of an element) in the nascent state.
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Origin of nascent
1615–25; < Latin nāscent- (stem of nāscēns), present participle of nāscī to be born, arise, equivalent to nā(tus) born (variant of gnātus) + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ent- -ent
OTHER WORDS FROM nascentnas·cence, nas·cen·cy, nounun·nas·cent, adjective
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For one truth-process completed there are a million in our lives that function in this state of nascency.Pragmatism|William James
British Dictionary definitions for nascency
/ (ˈnæsənt, ˈneɪ-) /
starting to grow or develop; being born
chem (of an element or simple compound, esp hydrogen) created within the reaction medium in the atomic form and having a high activity
Derived forms of nascentnascence or nascency, noun
Word Origin for nascent
C17: from Latin nascēns present participle of nāscī to be born
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Medicine definitions for nascency
[ năs′ənt, nā′sənt ]
Coming into existence; emerging.
Of or relating to the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.
Other words from nascentnas′cen•cy n.
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