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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


New and untested


Emerging or budding

Examples of Nascent in a sentence

"My nascent basketball skills have a lot of room for improvement."

"The nascent product hadn't yet been tested, but everyone at the company had high hopes for its future impact."

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About Nascent

Someone with a nascent — or a new and growing — interest in something is probably just getting started learning its ins and outs. Starting your political career as an intern is definitely a good way to do that.

Did you Know?

Nascent sprouted from a Latin word meaning “to be born.” There are several other English words that share the same origins, such as native and natal.

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