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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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emergentadjective

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

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

  2. Emergentadjective

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

    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. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. Sarah Holding:

    Coined by climate activist Dan Bloom to capture an emergent literary genre dealing with life on Earth after it’s been ravaged by climate change, this [cli-fi] is fast becoming the most exciting and challenging subject area driving YA literature.

  5. Gary Larson:

    I never once foresaw any connection between this emergent technology and my cartoons.

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