A coming into being; a beginning: “The home market for grains, beef, and truck crops that developed directly out of the mining economy was the nascence of California agriculture” (Julie Guthman). 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 of nascentClassical Latin nascens, present participle of nasci, to be born: see genus