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 (nā′sənt, năs′ənt)
Coming into existence; emerging: "the moral shock of our nascent imperialism" (Richard Hofstadter).

[Latin nāscēns, nāscent-, present participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

na′scen·cy n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nascency - the event of being bornnascency - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
delivery - the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"
live birth - the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)
posthumous birth - birth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother
posthumous birth - birth of a child after the father has died
rebirth, reincarnation, renascence - a second or new birth
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