nascent
Pronunciation
  • (RP, America) IPA: /ˈneɪ.sənt/, /ˈnæs.ənt/
Adjective

nascent (not comparable)

  1. Emerging; just coming into existence.
  2. (mathematics, obsolete) Describing a quantity of object that is starting to grow from zero or an infinitesimal beginning. Also the creation or identification of an infinitesimal delta.
  3. Describing the state, aspect, or practice of an abstract concept.
  4. (chemistry) Of the state of an element at the time it is being generated from some compound or transitioning from one state to another; Newly released from a compound (especially hydrogen and oxygen) by a chemical reaction or electrolysis and possessing heightened reactivity; Newly synthesized (especially protein or RNA) by translation or transcription.
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