Definition of nascent in English:



  • 1(especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

    ‘the nascent space industry’
    • ‘The first, nearing its completion, has been marked by the recovery in financial markets and nascent recovery in the real sector.’
    • ‘The best of the past, not the nascent future, was his main concern.’
    • ‘Indian book retailing is also a relatively nascent industry.’
    • ‘The bottom line will also benefit from the depreciation in the dollar and nascent signs of firmer pricing power.’
    • ‘I see nascent answers in organizations like Friends of the Don and Friends of the Humber.’
    • ‘And it couldn't have come at a better time, when performance is showing nascent signs of turning a corner.’
    • ‘These were years of nascent economic, infrastructural, and political modernization.’
    • ‘The nascent renewables industry is warning that the delay could put some generators out of business.’
    • ‘Some feel that there is a fear in Pakistan that opening doors to Bollywood could destroy the nascent Pakistani film Industry.’
    • ‘Economic mismanagement and poor coordination are casting storm clouds over a nascent recovery.’
    • ‘And there are signs of nascent political and economic reforms, albeit small, tentative ones.’
    • ‘Such behavior is part of the process of a nascent democracy; it could and should be seen as a hopeful sign.’
    • ‘He said he didn't see any factors threatening to derail the region's nascent recovery from the global economic slowdown.’
    • ‘My point in all this is not that the nascent political process is pointless - quite the opposite.’
    • ‘The nascent signs of global recovery appear to augur well in this regard.’
    • ‘Mumbai already boasts a nascent advertising industry and China made it into the top 10 countries for patent applications last year.’
    • ‘The new strength in demand will broaden the nascent job recovery.’
    • ‘It is to be hoped that measures of conservation and the nascent industry of turtle farming will be successful in maintaining the sea turtles as a renewable food resource.’
    • ‘In fact, he sees an ironic side to the chill that has descended upon the nascent digital-marketing industry.’
    • ‘They are taking a huge bite out of consumer spending power, which could potentially stall the nascent recovery.’
    emerging, beginning, coming out, arising, dawning
    just beginning, budding, developing, growing, embryonic, incipient, young, in its infancy, fledgling, evolving, emergent, emerging, rising, dawning, advancing, burgeoning
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    1. 1.1Chemistry (chiefly of hydrogen) freshly generated in a reactive form.
      • ‘With a little push, these plants could serve as hubs for a nascent hydrogen-distribution network.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It seems probable that the lipids would form a bilayerlike assembly in the nascent lipid pocket.’
      • ‘It is also the site of folding and modification of nascent protein chains and assembly of multisubunit complexes.’


Early 17th century: from Latin nascent- ‘being born’, from the verb nasci.