adjective Etymology: Latin nascent-, nascens, present participle of nasci to be born — more at nation Date: circa 1624 coming or having recently come into existence <
a nascent middle class
her nascent singing career

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  • Nascent — Nas cent, a. [L. nascens, entis, p. pr. nasci to be born. See {Nation}, and cf. {Naissant}.] 1. Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ. [1913 Webster] Nascent passions and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nascent — may refer to: Birth Nascent hydrogen Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba National Park, a national park of Brazil Nascent polypeptide associated complex alpha polypeptide, a human gene Nascent market This disambiguation page lists articles associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • nascent — [nas′ənt, nā′sənt] adj. [L nascens, prp. of nasci, to be born: see GENUS] 1. coming into being; being born 2. beginning to form, start, grow, or develop: said of ideas, cultures, etc. 3. Chem. designating or of the state of an element just… …   English World dictionary

  • nascent — index inchoate, incipient, initial, original (initial), primary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nascent — (adj.) 1620s, from L. nascentem (nom. nascens) arising young, immature, prp. of nasci to be born (Old L. gnasci; see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Related: Nascence (1560s); nascency …   Etymology dictionary

  • nascent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ just coming into existence and beginning to develop. ORIGIN from Latin nasci be born …   English terms dictionary

  • nascent — nascence, nascency, n. /nas euhnt, nay seuhnt/, adj. 1. beginning to exist or develop: the nascent republic. 2. Chem. (of an element) in the nascent state. [1615 25; < L nascent (s. of nascens), prp. of nasci to be born, arise, equiv. to na(tus)… …   Universalium

  • nascent — [[t]næ̱s(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Nascent things or processes are just beginning, and are expected to become stronger or to grow bigger. [FORMAL] Kenya s nascent democracy was threatened by conflict yesterday. ...the still nascent science of… …   English dictionary

  • nascent — 1. Beginning; being born or produced. 2. Denoting the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds. [L. nascor, pres. p. nascens, to be born] * * * na·scent nas ənt, nās adj 1) coming or having recently come… …   Medical dictionary

  • nascent — nas|cent [ˈnæsənt] adj [usually before noun] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of nasci to be born ] coming into existence or starting to develop ▪ the country s nascent democracy ▪ their nascent manufacturing… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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