from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Coming into existence; emerging: "the moral shock of our nascent imperialism” ( Richard Hofstadter).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Emerging; just coming into existence.
- adj. Of the state of an element at the time it is generated from some compound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being.
- adj. Evolving; being evolved or produced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beginning to exist or to grow; commencing development; coming into being; incipient.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being born or beginning
Chemists tell us that certain substances in the act of formation, which they call nascent substances, are extraordinarily active and potent, and it may be that ice in the same state has a special tenacity of texture which belongs to that state alone.
This all seems like foolish talk because Bond 23 is in nascent stages.
On the one hand it is conceivable that there was room for new interpretation in nascent community-building, but on the other these new communities in all likelihood did not radically reinvent their social and cultural heritage.
They are, in other words, nascent digital frontal lobes.
For example, Whitehouse and others supposedly called their nascent group "Clean Up National TV" until her husband pointed out the unfortunate acronym - they then changed it to "Clean Up TV."
Photo2Search, as Microsoft calls the nascent feature, returns Web pages either with information about the objects in the photo, or sites that contain similar images.
In 2007, Israeli jets bombed a Syrian industrial facility on the Euphrates River that U.S. intelligence officials subsequently described as a nascent nuclear reactor being built by North Koreans.
She recalled the nascent shock at her triumph still present in Jake's eyes even after he'd stopped moving and dove again to arise and meet the statues 'feral glares.
Still, it's worth recalling the nascent days of the counterculture, when "beatnik" was the opprobrious term applied to Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg and their ilk well before underground art turned psychedelic and the "summer of love" had hippies putting flowers in their hair.
You mentioned in some of your opening comments [that] in the course of the '70s and thereafter, you see the rise of something that people generally label the nascent
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