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EMERGENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emergent mean? 

EMERGENT (adjective)
  The adjective EMERGENT has 2 senses:

1. occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
2. coming into existence

  Familiarity information: EMERGENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMERGENT (adjective)


Sense 1emergent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action

Context example:

emergent repair of an aorta

Similar:

sudden (happening without warning or in a short space of time)


Sense 2emergent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coming into existence

Synonyms:

emergent; emerging

Context example:

an emergent republic

Similar:

nascent (being born or beginning)


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