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[ney-suh ns] /ˈneɪ səns/
noun
1.
a birth, an origination, or a growth, as that of a person, an organization, an idea, or a movement.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < French, Middle French, equivalent to nais- (stem of naître to be born < Vulgar Latin *nāscere, for Latin nāscī) + -ance -ance
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Examples for naissance
  • It appears to be failing at understanding religion as a cultural phenomenon that has persisted since the naissance of humanity.
Word Origin and History for naissance
n.

"birth, origin," late 15c., from Middle French naissance "birth, parentage, place of origin" (12c.), present participle of naître, from Gallo-Roman *nascere, from Latin nasci "be born" (see genus).

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