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emergent

[ih-mur-juh nt]
adjective
  1. coming into view or notice; issuing.
  2. emerging; rising from a liquid or other surrounding medium.
  3. coming into existence, especially with political independence: the emergent nations of Africa.
  4. arising casually or unexpectedly.
  5. calling for immediate action; urgent.
  6. Evolution. displaying emergence.
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noun
  1. Ecology. an aquatic plant having its stem, leaves, etc., extending above the surface of the water.
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Origin of emergent

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin ēmergent- (stem ofēmergēns) arising out of, present participle of ēmergere to emerge
Related formse·mer·gent·ly, adverbe·mer·gent·ness, nounnon·e·mer·gent, adjectivere·e·mer·gent, adjectiveun·e·mer·gent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emergently

emergent

adjective
  1. coming into being or noticean emergent political structure
  2. (of a nation) recently independent
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noun
  1. an aquatic plant with stem and leaves above the water
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Derived Formsemergently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for emergently

emergent

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin emergentem (nominative emergens), present participle of emergere (see emerge).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

emergently in Science

emergent

[ĭ-mûrjənt]
  1. 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.
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