from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coming into being; birth. See Synonyms at beginning.
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- n. birth
- n. coming into being
- n. commencement or inception
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Origination; birth; beginning; specifically, in phytogeography, the rise of a new plant formaation on an area destitute of floral covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the event of being born
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Little did they know in 1964, that the personal computer, still in its nascence, was about to make it even smaller.
The status of slaves, the political and social requirements of nobility, the draw of the Coliseum, and the cloaked nascence of Christianity are woven into the story seamlessly through the narration of Cecilia.
In my pathetic nascence as a comedian, I allowed the audience to become the authority figure.
The fight against the 1971 bill developed during the nascence of the social right movement.
In his essay Bérubé voices disappointment about Cultural Studies not living up to the promise many felt it harbored with its nascence in the later 1960s.
The informal and individual nature of such taxonomies becomes obvious if we take a word like "person" and look at the philosophical problems that arise when it comes to nascence and sentience: many would not consider a human embryo a "person" until a certain stage of development; many would consider any sentient individual a person, regardless of humanity.
New Cobley fiction, emerging from nascence into the cold hard glare of reality!
It does a good enough job of chronicling the nascence and potentiality of a rock band and their big breakout performance, but Scott Westerfeld does it better in The Last Days and also makes me root for the characters.
The book also documents the nascence of a great native talent.
But aren't I a collection of atoms that never die, merely changing form and returning into the womb of nascence I once arose from?