emerg·​ing i-ˈmər-jiŋ How to pronounce emerging (audio)
: newly formed or prominent : emergent sense 4
emerging nations
an emerging artist
investing in emerging markets
None of the books under review deals at all with the question of access to emerging technologies. Who gets to use this new technology?Charles Moran

Examples of emerging in a Sentence

There is an emerging consensus that the war will end soon.
Recent Examples on the Web That’s why the AT&T Performing Arts Center created the Elevator Project, a program that helps fund and produce innovative works by small, emerging and historically marginalized arts organizations in Dallas. Terry Wagner, Dallas News, 6 July 2023 So domestic retail destinations like Shanghai gather large crowds, as well as emerging locales like Chengdu and Hangzhou. Justin Ray, Robb Report, 2 May 2023 Powered by Amazon and Visit Mesa, Mesa Music Festival is the largest free emerging-artist festival of its kind in the country. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2023 There, the monarch toured a lab and learned more about the agency's efforts in protecting animal, plant and bee health, as well as their strides in reducing the risk of new and emerging threats. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023 Previous emerging-market debt crises, like the Latin American debt one in the 1980s and the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, were rooted in U.S. dollar borrowings. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, 4 Dec. 2022 The bounce in Latin American assets comes while Chinese growth is slowing and the Federal Reserve is raising U.S. interest rates—both of which have upended emerging-market investments in the past. Dion Rabouin, WSJ, 29 Mar. 2022 No specific recommendations are expected to be made during this meeting, but the committee is also expected to discuss current and emerging variants, as well as potential vaccine efforts to address them. Alyssa Hui, Health.com, 29 Mar. 2022 The funds have outperformed broader emerging markets funds this year, too, showing that investing for social good can be profitable. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 22 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emerging was in 1646

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“Emerging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emerging. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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