nascent ˈna-sᵊnt , ˈnā- adjective
: being born or beginning
The word nascent has appeared in 231 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Dec. 31 in “FarmVille Once Took Over Facebook. Now Everything Is FarmVille” by Daniel Victor:
In early 2009, when Facebook was still nascent in its efforts to swallow as much of the internet as possible, online games were not yet the behemoth they would become.
Then, that June, came FarmVille. If you weren’t among the tens of millions of people tending a cartoon patch of land on Facebook each day, piling up an endless stream of cutesy collectibles, you were still getting copious nags and nudges from your friends asking for help. The game either pulled Facebook users into an obsession or persistently reminded them that they were missing out on one.
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