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


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