Definition of emergent
1a : arising unexpectedlyb : calling for prompt action : urgent emergent danger
2a : rising out of or as if out of a fluid emergent coastal islandsb : 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 in a Sentence
since it was not seen as an emergent problem, it was continually put off
Recent Examples of emergent from the Web
His first term was marked by an emergent international outreach, a move supported by then-US President Barack Obama.
Emergent BioSolutions, in partnership with the federal government, spent $80 million to double the size of its East Lombard Street plant near Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Emergent CEO Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi has been instrumental in elevating Maryland's status in life sciences and cultivating a sense of community among those companies in Baltimore, said Perman, the University of Maryland President.
For more information: http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/clover-and-other-mites-of-turfgrass-5-505/ Lawn weeds have had a head start this year, so pre-emergent control products can be applied now.
Does the White House have the capacity to thwart not just forfeiture fixes but also, more broadly, the emergent bipartisan push for a system-wide overhaul?
Campaigns were trying to reach out to younger voters on emergent social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.
Its emergent curriculum is developmentally-appropriate, tailoring the focus to children's interests, and includes tactile and sensory exploration with materials like play dough, water, and sand.
Among this emergent generation of investment tycoons, that hasn’t gone unnoticed.
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Origin and Etymology of emergent
Middle English, from Latin emergent-, emergens, present participle of emergere
First Known Use: 1593See Words from the same year
Definition of emergent
1 : something emergent
2a : a tree that rises above the surrounding forestb : an emergent plant
First Known Use of emergent
Medical Definition of emergent
: calling for prompt or urgent action an emergent condition in a hemophiliac
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