na·​scen·​cy ˈna-sᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce nascency (audio)
plural nascencies

Examples of nascency in a Sentence

the Internet was still in its nascency when she created her first website
Recent Examples on the Web Unionization among Senate staff is a big milestone for organizers, but the movement is in its nascency. Julia Malleck, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2023 And also [being] right at the nascency of just becoming a public company with an incredibly rich history behind it: founded in 1998, acquired by eBay in 2002, and this whole story which then developed into corporate activism and separation. Claire Stern, ELLE, 22 Dec. 2022 The panelists discussed the concept of the metaverse, which is still in is nascency. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 27 Nov. 2022 But by the 19th century, new technologies like the mechanized production of cloth and the nascency of synthetic dyes—which made the color black slightly cheaper to render—helped businessmen see dollar signs in death. Katie Thornton, The Atlantic, 26 Sep. 2022 Microsoft does bring gaming to the table, where there’s opportunity and innovation but nascency. Forrester, Forbes, 19 July 2022 Solo Brands’ journey from nascency to the New York Stock Exchange is nothing short of remarkable, if only because of its expediency. Eric Smith, Outside Online, 28 Oct. 2021 While the concept is still in its nascency, widespread metaverse adoption will be led by communities and creators. Ricky Ray Butler, Forbes, 11 July 2022 So, the nascency of the EV industry does not have much to do with electric planes. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 9 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nascency was in 1682

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“Nascency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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