beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
Chemistry. (of an element) in the nascent state.
- nascence, nas·cen·cy, noun
- un·nas·cent, adjective
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How to use nascent in a sentence
Curry has spent the past two years building out the nascent platform, tracking down brand partners, navigating accelerator programs, enticing users and pounding the pavement to find investors willing to bet on his vision.A Dallas-based founder looks to tackle the student loan crisis with his startup, College Cash | Lucas Matney | February 11, 2021 | TechCrunch
Gig workers and their advocates are pushing ahead with efforts to organize, even as tech companies have moved quickly to push for Proposition 22 in other states and squash nascent union efforts.Six things to know about the latest efforts to bring unions to Big Tech | Gerrit De Vynck, Nitasha Tiku, Jay Greene | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The nascent Internet economy promised to bring us closer together.The World's Biggest Problems Are Interconnected. Here's How We Can Solve Them This Decade | Justin Worland | January 22, 2021 | Time
Lincoln homed in on the banning of slavery’s expansion in the territories as the one issue around which his nascent Republican Party was “most likely to build a winning coalition.”Working to end slavery, Lincoln found power — and limits — in the Constitution | Elizabeth R. Varon | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Market tremors caused by the pandemic ultimately will not counter long-term trends that have shown lower demand for wine as consumers become more health conscious and a nascent anti-alcohol movement gains prominence.Wine sales will keep rising after the pandemic, a new report predicts — but maybe not for long | Dave McIntyre | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
As a nascent sound engineer, Brinsley “tried the best he could.”
But in dethroning, or even denting, Cuomo, this nascent movement is facing its greatest test.Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo? | David Freedlander | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What are the next steps and goals for this nascent movement?
This toll was particularly painful for the nascent life insurance industry.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’ | Thomas Goetz | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, one nascent winner has been the rise of crowdsourced fractional labor.Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment? | Sarah Kunst | March 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the first three centuries ten distinct general persecutions swept over the nascent Christian Church.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
Already the buds 50 were swelling on the old trees, and the haze of nascent foliage hung over them.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
An inventor seizes upon fresh facts, and combines them with the old, which thereby become nascent.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
Moreover, it is worthy of remark that the problems he handled were all nascent at the time he worked upon them.
He was a Philosophical Biologist in the new and nascent sense of the middle period of the nineteenth century.
British Dictionary definitions for nascent
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
- nascence or nascency, noun
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