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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nas-tik]
    • /ˈnæs tɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nas-tik]
    • /ˈnæs tɪk/

Definitions of nastic word

  • adjective nastic of or showing sufficiently greater cellular force or growth on one side of an axis to change the form or position of the axis. 1
  • noun nastic Relating to the response of a plant to a stimulus that does not depend on the location of the stimulus. 1
  • adjective nastic designating, of, or exhibiting movement or change in position of a plant or its parts, as in the opening and closing of flowers, in response to a stimulus but independent of the direction of the stimulus and caused by unequal growth of certain cells, changes in light intensity, etc. 0

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Origin of nastic

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-10; < Greek nast(ós) pressed close, stamped down, firm (equivalent to nad- stem of nássein to press, squeeze + -tos past participle suffix, with dt > st) + -ic

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nastic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

nastic usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with nastic

  • what is nastic movement?

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