nascence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A coming into being; birth. See Synonyms at beginning.
Variant of nascent
- coming into being; being born
- beginning to form, start, grow, or develop: said of ideas, cultures, etc.
- Chem. designating or of the state of an element just released from a compound and having unusual chemical activity because atoms of the element have not combined to form molecules: nascent chlorine
Origin: Classical Latin nascens, present participle of nasci, to be born: see genus