emerg·​ing | \ i-ˈmər-jiŋ How to pronounce emerging (audio) \

Definition of emerging

: 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 Trump had a very emerging-nation view of exchange rates. William Pesek, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The Group of 20 advanced and big emerging-market economies has offered the 73 low-income countries the option to suspend payments on government-to-government debt to free up resources to combat the pandemic. Josh Zumbrun And Yuka Hayashi, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2020 Russian policy makers are joining their emerging-market peers from Poland to Indonesia, Brazil and South Africa, who left their rates on hold this week amid signs of quickening price growth. Anna Andrianova, Bloomberg.com, 18 Sep. 2020 On their land, the colonists built plantations, fortified them, and brought in enslaved Africans and indentured Europeans to produce tobacco for the emerging world market and to defend the territory militarily. Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, The New Republic, 3 Apr. 2020 China grew twice as fast as the world’s 3% expansion for the past year and still bested most emerging economies, according to recent estimates by the International Monetary Fund. Chao Deng, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2020 Fears of a broad emerging-market crisis emerged in May, when Argentina’s peso fell so sharply that the nation sought a bailout from the IMF. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2018 What was different in the recent bout of global emerging-market turmoil was the Chinese currency’s weakness, analysts said. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, 29 June 2018 But this time around, more emerging-market central banks have pushed through interest rate cuts—rather than increases—since the Fed started raising rates in December 2015, according to Capital Economics. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of emerging

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Emerging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emerging. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of emerging

: newly created or noticed and growing in strength or popularity : becoming widely known or established


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