- 1(Especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential: the nascent space industryMore example sentences
- And there are signs of nascent political and economic reforms, albeit small, tentative ones.
- The nascent signs of global recovery appear to augur well in this regard.
- My point in all this is not that the nascent political process is pointless - quite the opposite.
- 1.1 Chemistry (Chiefly of hydrogen) freshly generated in a reactive form.More example sentences
- It is also the site of folding and modification of nascent protein chains and assembly of multisubunit complexes.
- The nitriding process is based on the affinity of nascent nitrogen for iron and certain other. metallic elements.
- Ozone also tends to be unstable and break down into dioxygen and nascent oxygen and to react readily with other substances.
Pronunciation: /ˈnas(ə)nsi, ˈneɪ-/noun
early 17th century: from Latin nascent- 'being born', from the verb nasci.