What does nascent mean?

nascent meaning in General Dictionary

becoming born or beginning

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  • Commencing or in procedure for development starting to occur or even to grow getting into becoming as a nascent germ
  • Commencing, or in procedure of development; just starting to exist or to develop; entering being; because, a nascent germ.
  • Evolving; being developed or produced.

nascent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1620s, from Latin nascentem (nominative nascens) "arising youthful, immature," current participle of nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Associated: Nascence (1560s); nascency.


nascent meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

a phrase placed on anything or a state of mind at an early stage of its development if it is as yet barely recognizable. See Nascency. The definition of, as applied by H. Spencer (Psychology, ยง 195) to psychological states, foreshadowed the later principle of the subconscious. See Subconscious; Latency. -- L.W.


nascent meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Commencing, or perhaps in process of development; just starting to occur or even develop; coming into being; since, a nascent germ.

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  • (a.) Evolving; becoming developed or created.

Sentence Examples with the word nascent

The word used shows Loyola's military ideal of the duties and methods of the nascent society.

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