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nascent | nascence | nascency

nascent nascence nascency
starting to develop
  • How to Memorize
    • nascent - emerging
  • Analysis

    The formal word ‘nascent’ describes something coming or that has recently come into existence. It also implies that the thing in question is likely to thrive and become stronger and grow bigger over time. For that reason, such things can often generate a lot of excitement or debate. Most commonly seen in written English, particularly print media.

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  • Example(s)
    1. These elections were groundbreaking for the country’s nascent democracy. They certainly bode well for the future.

    2. From its nascence, the scheme has been controversial, and it is likely to stir far greater debate in the years to come.

    3. There is a lot of excitement around the entrepreneur's latest venture, but its nascency means that it is currently experiencing a few teething problems.