Meaning of EMERGENT in English

EMERGENT

— emergently , adv. — emergentness , n.

/i merr"jeuhnt/ , adj.

1. coming into view or notice; issuing.

2. emerging; rising from a liquid or other surrounding medium.

3. coming into existence, esp. with political independence: the emergent nations of Africa.

4. arising casually or unexpectedly.

5. calling for immediate action; urgent.

6. Evolution. displaying emergence.

n.

7. Ecol. an aquatic plant having its stem, leaves, etc., extending above the surface of the water.

[ 1350-1400; ME ( emergent- (s. of emergens ) arising out of, prp. of emergere to EMERGE ]

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