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nascency (countable and uncountable, plural nascencies)

  1. A state of incipiency; a quality of nascence.
    • 1889, William James, James Ward, “The Psychological Theory of Extension”, in Mind, volume 14, number 53, page 108:
      [W]e are, therefore, sure in advance, of being right, if we say of any perception that first it didn't exist, and that then there was a mere suggestion and nascency of it, which grew more definite, until, at last, the thing itself was fully established.