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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.

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. Makan Delrahim:

    Acquisitions of nascent competitors can be pro-competitive in certain instances and anti-competitive in others, i will note the potential for mischief if the purpose and effect of an acquisition is to block potential competitors, protect a monopoly, or otherwise harm competition.

  2. Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo:

    It is a disturbing consequence of modern biological technology that the fate of the nascent human life, which the Embryos in this case represent, must be determined in a court by reference to cold legal principles.

  3. Brian Wynne:

    We need to permit expanded uses that pose no additional risk to the airspace system, whether within the context of the rule, through the reauthorization or by other means, we need to allow for beyond-visual-line-of-sight, nighttime operations and operations over congested areas. Otherwise we risk stunting a still-nascent industry.

  4. Michael Reynolds:

    We are at only the beginning of the nascent stages of the next big economic rebound and bull market, that doesn't mean there will be no hiccups or market corrections along the way.

  5. De Vos:

    You don't have tremendous knowledge about how to take a technology that's in a nascent state and take it down the path...to automotive grade.

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