Definition of nascent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnæsnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæsnt//
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beginning to exist; not yet fully developed a nascent industry a nascent democracy Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin nascent- ‘being born’, from the verb nasci.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nascent