emergent

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1emer·gent

adjective \i-ˈmər-jənt\

Definition of EMERGENT

1
a :  arising unexpectedly
b :  calling for prompt action :  urgent <emergent danger>
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
:  arising as a natural or logical consequence
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

2emergent

noun

Definition of EMERGENT

1
:  something emergent
2
a :  a tree that rises above the surrounding forest
b :  an emergent plant

First Known Use of EMERGENT

1620

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

emer·gent

adjective \i-ˈmər-jənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EMERGENT

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

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