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emergent

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adjective emer·gent \i-ˈmər-jənt\

Definition of emergent

  1. 1 a :  arising unexpectedly b :  calling for prompt action :  urgent <emergent danger>

  2. 2 a :  rising out of or as if out of a fluid <emergent coastal islands> b :  rooted in shallow water and having most of its vegetative growth above water <an emergent plant>

  3. 3 :  arising as a natural or logical consequence

  4. 4 :  newly formed or prominent <emergent nations>



Examples of emergent

  1. <since it was not seen as an emergent problem, it was continually put off>



Origin of emergent

Middle English, from Latin emergent-, emergens, present participle of emergere


First Known Use: 1593


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emergent

noun emer·gent

Definition of emergent

  1. 1 :  something emergent

  2. 2 a :  a tree that rises above the surrounding forest b :  an emergent plant



1620

First Known Use of emergent

1620

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emergent

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adjective emer·gent \i-ˈmər-jənt\

Medical Definition of emergent

  1. :  calling for prompt or urgent action <an emergent condition in a hemophiliac>





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