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

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witnessed firsthand the nascency of the American space program
Recent Examples on the Web Though still in its nascency, this tucked-away nest here in this quiet West LA neighborhood will surely be a petri dish for ample creation. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "After an Injury Forced Them to Cancel Their Tour, Sofi Tukker Took to the Studio -- We Meet Them There," 20 Sep. 2019 Lining the halls were comic book heads of all levels—the devout, with decades of reading under their belt; others who were in their nascency; and kids curious about the characters in costumes lining the vendor tables. Anne Branigin, The Root, "The Wonder of Wakanda: How This Black Utopian Space Is a Game Changer for Artists and Audiences," 13 Feb. 2018

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1682, in the meaning defined above

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“Nascency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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