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Meaning of EMERGENT

Pronunciation:  i'murjunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  coming into existence; "a nascent republic"

EMERGENT is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: aborning, emerging, nascent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*mer"gent\, a. [L. emergens, p. pr. of emergere.]
1. Rising or emerging out of a fluid or anything that covers
   or conceals; issuing; coming to light.

         The mountains huge appear emergent.   --Milton.

2. Suddenly appearing; arising unexpectedly; calling for
   prompt action; urgent.

         Protection granted in emergent danger. --Burke.

{Emergent year} (Chron.), the epoch or date from which any
   people begin to compute their time or dates; as, the
   emergent year of Christendom is that of the birth of
   Christ; the emergent year of the United States is that of
   the declaration of their independence. -- {E*mer"gent*ly},
   adv. -- {E*mer"gent*ness}, n. [R.]

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any of various plants (as a cattail) rooted in shallow water and having most of the vegetative growth above the water.
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