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ˈnæs ənt, ˈneɪ səntnascent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nascentadjective

    being born or beginning

    "the nascent chicks"; "a nascent insurgency"


  1. Nascentadjective

    Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ.


  1. nascentadjective

    Emerging; just coming into existence.

    India has a nascent space industry.

  2. nascentadjective

    Of the state of an element at the time it is generated from some compound.

  3. Etymology: From nascens, present participle of nascor.


  1. nascent

    Nascent refers to something that is in the beginning stages of existence, just starting to develop or grow, or coming into being. It can be used to describe a wide range of things, from individuals and organizations, to ideas, technologies, nations, industries, and more. It is often used to suggest promise and potential.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nascentadjective

    commencing, or in process of development; beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ

  2. Nascentadjective

    evolving; being evolved or produced

  3. Etymology: [L. nascens, -entis, p. pr. nasci to be born. See Nation, and cf. Naissant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nascent

    nas′ent, adj. springing up: arising: beginning to exist or to grow.—n. Nas′cency, the beginning of production: birth or origin. [L. nascens, -entis, pr.p. of nasci, natus, to be born.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nascent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nascent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of nascent in a Sentence

  1. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    The stronger rebound in existing sales is extremely encouraging as it hints at a nascent rebound in economic activity over the coming weeks.

  2. Mohsen Malayeri:

    Access to finance for start-ups is still at a very nascent stage, we have talented engineers but understanding market dynamics is different.

  3. Joe Brusuelas:

    For many of us, Smoot-Hawley was a joke in' Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' This is not a joke. This is very serious, it would be a significant policy error that would put at risk the nascent recovery.

  4. Gary Rieschel:

    The idea that you can predict location or the idea that every geography happens to have this nascent group just waiting to be given capital to go create the next Alibaba, is just not true.

  5. Prime Minister Habib Essid:

    I appeal for calm and for national unity and complete security across the country to preserve our nascent democracy which is the only example of success in the region, there has been huge political progress but we acknowledge that there are lots of economic difficulties. We will respond to young people's economic demands but we need a bit of time for that.

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