What does Emergent mean?

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ɪˈmɜr dʒəntemer·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emergentadjective

    occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action

    "emergent repair of an aorta"

  2. emergent, emergingadjective

    coming into existence

    "an emergent republic"


  1. emergentnoun

    A plant whose root system grows underwater, but whose shoot, leaves and flowers grows up and above the water.

  2. emergentadjective

    emerging; coming into view or into existence; nascent; new.

  3. emergentadjective

    taller than the surrounding vegetation

  4. emergentadjective

    having leaves and flowers above the water

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Emergentadjective

    Etymology: from emerge.

    Love made my emergent fortune once more look
    Above the main, which now shall hit the stars. Ben Jonson.

    The man that is once hated, both his good and his evil deeds oppress him; he is not easily emergent. Ben Jonson.

    Immediately the mountains huge appear
    Emergent, and their broad bare backs unheave
    Into the clouds, their tops ascend the sky. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    The stoicks held a fatality, and a fixed unalterable course of events; but then they held also, that they fell out by a necessity emergent from and inherent in the things themselves, which God himself could not alter. Robert South, Sermons.

    All the lords declared, that, upon any emergent occasion, they would mount their servants upon their horses. Edward Hyde.


  1. emergent

    Emergent refers to something that is new, unexpected, or suddenly appearing or developing. This term is often used in the fields of science, sociology or economics to describe patterns, properties, or behaviors that emerge at collective levels from simple interactions at smaller or individual levels. These emergent phenomena or outcomes are not predictable or deducible from the properties of the individual components.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emergentadjective

    rising or emerging out of a fluid or anything that covers or conceals; issuing; coming to light

  2. Emergentadjective

    suddenly appearing; arising unexpectedly; calling for prompt action; urgent

  3. Etymology: [L. emergens, p. pr. of emergere.]


  1. Emergent

    Emergent is the second album by American progressive rock band Gordian Knot, and is the only album apart from Focus to contain all original members of Cynic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emergent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emergent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Emergent in a Sentence

  1. Orlando Dominguez:

    But we're also conveying to the public that if you've fallen and might have hurt your knee or you have a cough, things like that, that are not emergent or urgent, they should follow up with their primary care physician or go into a walk-in clinic.

  2. Seattle Children Hospital:

    The rooms in which Aspergillus was detected have been closed and out of an abundance of caution, we are only performing emergent surgeries in the operating rooms that have advanced in-room filtration, some surgical cases may be postponed or diverted to other local hospitals.

  3. Jeff Smith:

    It really just comes back to if you have an urgent or an emergent need, we can care for you safely at the hospital, and you should come.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    Those individuals we know almost invariably do not have an adequate response, so the need to give them an additional boost is much more emergent than the general population.

  5. Judge Andrew Napolitano:

    There are judges sitting in an emergent capacity for applications like this.

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