- Ecology. an aquatic plant having its stem, leaves, etc., extending above the surface of the water.
Origin of emergent
Examples from the Web for emergent
Emergent procedures provide their benefit right away and have the awesome potential to rescue a patient from the brink of death.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
November 26, 2014
As with any emergent technology where an action is involved, the brand becomes the verb.The Zen of Yo
August 2, 2014
Her latest book is The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies and Islam in the Middle East.IVF for Just $300 Could Be a Reality Soon
Randi Hutter Epstein
August 31, 2013
In his new book, Present Shock, the media theorist Douglas Rushkoff takes a stab at describing an emergent cultural phenomenon.Not Much New in Douglas Rushkoff’s Reading of the Future
March 26, 2013
Emergent technologies have fed new and darkly ravenous appetites.Inside Studio 54's Wildest Nights
December 13, 2009
The former is again divided into "antecedent," "emergent," and "absolute."The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
But that was not the Emergent Moment of which I would speak.From Pillar to Post
John Kendrick Bangs
The Angle which the emergent Rays contained, with the incident 45 deg.Opticks
It is the first comprehensive review of emergent relief work following great disasters.
The Polynesians met this emergent danger with various expedients of activity and prevention.In the South Seas
Robert Louis Stevenson
- coming into being or noticean emergent political structure
- (of a nation) recently independent
- an aquatic plant with stem and leaves above the water
Word Origin and History for emergent
mid-15c., from Latin emergentem (nominative emergens), present participle of emergere (see emerge).
- Rooted below a body of water or in an area that is periodically submerged but extending above the water level. Used of aquatic plants such as cattails, rushes, or cord grass.