Adjective "nascent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
  1. 'The best of the past, not the nascent future, was his main concern.'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'I see nascent answers in organizations like Friends of the Don and Friends of the Humber.'
  4. 'He said he didn't see any factors threatening to derail the region's nascent recovery from the global economic slowdown.'
  5. 'They are taking a huge bite out of consumer spending power, which could potentially stall the nascent recovery.'
  6. 'Indian book retailing is also a relatively nascent industry.'
  7. 'And there are signs of nascent political and economic reforms, albeit small, tentative ones.'
  8. 'Economic mismanagement and poor coordination are casting storm clouds over a nascent recovery.'
  9. 'And it couldn't have come at a better time, when performance is showing nascent signs of turning a corner.'
  10. 'Such behavior is part of the process of a nascent democracy; it could and should be seen as a hopeful sign.'
  11. 'Ozone also tends to be unstable and break down into dioxygen and nascent oxygen and to react readily with other substances.'
  12. 'It is also the site of folding and modification of nascent protein chains and assembly of multisubunit complexes.'
  13. 'With a little push, these plants could serve as hubs for a nascent hydrogen-distribution network.'


1. beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.

2. Chemistry. (of an element) in the nascent state.

More examples(as adjective)

"easts can be nascent to regions."

"markets can be nascent."

"industries can be nascent."

"recoveries can be nascent."

"systems can be nascent."

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