Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Origin, beginning, or production.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State of being nascent; birth; beginning; origin.

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  • noun A state of incipiency; a quality of nascence.

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  • noun the event of being born

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Examples

  • The wildly divergent numbers demonstrate the nascency of the market for online video measurement.

    p2pnet World Headlines – May 15, 2009

  • "The media conflict is the symbol of Islam's nascency in the modern world...this battle is going to continue until they find themselves powerless under our dominion," he wrote.

    Al Qaeda Propagandist, 'Traitor to America,' Dies in Strike

  • Mizzy may be physically shameless, "no, more like shame-free, satyrlike, so unembarrassed by nakedness or by biological functions that he makes almost everyone else seem like a Victorian aunt"; but there is already something very nearly Victorian in Peter's immediate reflex of idealizing Mizzy's beauty -- his highfalutin talk of his "pristine nascency" and "slumbering perfection" and supposed resemblance to "a bas-relief on the sarcophagus of a medieval soldier."

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham

  • Only a fraction are expected to be mobile sales because of the nascency of the business.

    The Phone Delivers Gift Cards

  • Mizzy may be physically shameless, "no, more like shame-free, satyrlike, so unembarrassed by nakedness or by biological functions that he makes almost everyone else seem like a Victorian aunt"; but there is already something very nearly Victorian in Peter's immediate reflex of idealizing Mizzy's beauty--his highfalutin talk of his "pristine nascency" and "slumbering perfection" and supposed resemblance to "a bas-relief on the sarcophagus of a medieval soldier."

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham: The New York Review Of Books

  • Mizzy may be physically shameless, "no, more like shame-free, satyrlike, so unembarrassed by nakedness or by biological functions that he makes almost everyone else seem like a Victorian aunt"; but there is already something very nearly Victorian in Peter's immediate reflex of idealizing Mizzy's beauty -- his highfalutin talk of his "pristine nascency" and "slumbering perfection" and supposed resemblance to "a bas-relief on the sarcophagus of a medieval soldier."

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham: The New York Review Of Books

  • The wildly divergent numbers demonstrate the nascency of the market for online video measurement.

    p2pnet World Headlines – May 15, 2009

  • Indeed, unlike job-growth boomtowns like Columbia University-dominated Morningside Heights in Manhattan and small-town-within-a-big-city Forest Hills in Queens, downtown Brooklyn can be considered still in the nascency of any upward swing toward 24-7 life.

    Downtown Brooklyn, Boomtown

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

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  • These days in their fruitful adjacency

    Can tempt us to hope and complacency.

    The new year and yule -

    A birth and renewal -

    Seem marks of a new age in nascency.

    December 24, 2018