AskDefine | Define nascent

Dictionary Definition

nascent adj : coming into existence; "a nascent republic" [syn: emergent, emerging]

User Contributed Dictionary



From nascens, present participle of nascor.


  • /ˈneɪ.sənt/|/ˈnæs.ənt/, /"neI.s@nt/|/"n

Extensive Definition

Birth is the process in animals by which an offspring is physiologically expelled from the body of its mother. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary or ovovivipary.
Two words used to describe human offspring while in utero are embryo and fetus. Their meanings refer to earlier and later stages of development.

Medical meanings


  • Infertility treatments are devices, medications, or behavior patterns to increase the probability of pregnancy.
  • Premature birth is the birth of an infant before the full term of pregnancy.
  • Birth defect is a physical or mental abnormality present at the time of birth.
  • Stillbirth is the birth of a dead fetus or infant.
  • Birth trauma is a theory in Pre & Perinatal psychology and natural medicine that the baby experiences extreme pain during the birthing process and that this pain influences the child later in life.
  • VBAC is a Vaginal Birth after a Caesarean Birth.

Legal meanings

  • Birthday is a day to celebrate that the person has lived a certain number of years. It is an annual event based either on the anniversary of a person's date of birth, or on astrological birthtime calculations.
  • Birth certificate is a legal document describing details of a person's birth.
  • A nuclear family comprising the father, mother, brother or sister, is an institution where the members are related by birth.
  • In some countries a person is considered of illegitimate birth if the child is born of parents not legally married to each other.

Spiritual meanings

Metaphorical meanings

The term birth is used metaphorically to refer to a beginning, especially of a natural phenomenon, one that is impressive in its scope or complexity, or one that is viewed favorably.
  • Stellar evolution is the field of study that deals with the birth of stars and their lifecycles.
nascent in Arabic: ولادة
nascent in Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܠܝܕܐ
nascent in Danish: Fødsel
nascent in German: Geburt
nascent in French: Naissance
nascent in Korean: 탄생
nascent in Icelandic: Fæðing
nascent in Italian: Nascita
nascent in Japanese: 誕生
nascent in Norwegian: Fødsel
nascent in Russian: Рождение
nascent in Simple English: Birth
nascent in Serbian: Рођење

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