Meaning of EMERGENT in English

EMERGENT

adj.

Pronunciation: i- ' m ə r-j ə nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin emergent-, emergens, present participle of emergere

Date: 1593

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>

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