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

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There is an emerging consensus that the war will end soon.
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Corporations Are Salivating Over the Coronavirus Pandemic," 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, "China’s Slowing Growth Underlines Stress Facing Its Economy in 2020," 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, "As Pakistan Starts Talks, Emerging Markets Look to Contain Damage," 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, "Tariff Threats Pummel Yuan in One of Its Worst Months on Record," 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, "As Fed Raises Interest Rates, Emerging Markets Aren’t Following Suit," 22 Mar. 2018 His ear for what's current and what's classic, his ability to smell a hit from miles away, his knack for identifying great emerging acts, and his superb talent for creating sounds that are both innovative and timeless! Kat Bein, Billboard, "Bruno Martini Brings Timbaland To The Rodeo on Upbeat 'Road': Exclusive," 12 Oct. 2017 When measured against a benchmark similar to CAPE, European and emerging-market stockmarkets are not as strikingly priced as American ones. The Economist, "Asset pricesThe bubble without any fizz," 7 Oct. 2017 While states like Texas and New York had emerging manager programs, the federal government which manages hundreds of billions of dollars had no diversity in their management. Malaika Jabali, Essence.com, "ESSENCE REPORTS: Minority And Women-Owned Firms Face Uphill Battle In Competing For Investment Management Opportunities," 21 Sep. 2017

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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 3 Jul. 2020.

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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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