Nascent meaning

năsənt, nāsənt
Beginning to form, start, grow, or develop.
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Nascent is defined as something that is just beginning.

A brand new company that is just opening is an example of a company that would be described as nascent.

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Coming into existence; emerging.
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Coming into being; being born.
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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.

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Emerging; just coming into existence.

India has a nascent space industry.

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(chemistry) Of the state of an element at the time it is being generated from some compound or transitioning from one state to another; Newly released from a compound (especially Hydrogen) by a chemical reaction or electrolysis and possessing heightened reactivity; Newly synthesized (especially protein or RNA) by translation or transcription.
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Describing the state, aspect, or practice of an abstract concept.
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Origin of nascent

  • Latin nāscēns nāscent- present participle of nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nascÄ“ns, present participle of nascor (“I am born").

    From Wiktionary