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Wordnet 3.0


1. occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action;
- Example: "emergent repair of an aorta"

2. coming into existence;
- Example: "an emergent republic"
[syn: emergent, emerging]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emergent \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. [1913 Webster] The mountains huge appear emergent. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Suddenly appearing; arising unexpectedly; calling for prompt action; urgent. [1913 Webster] Protection granted in emergent danger. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

emergent adj 1: occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action; "emergent repair of an aorta" 2: coming into existence; "an emergent republic" [syn: emergent, emerging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "emergent": approaching, arising, charged, climacteric, coming, critical, crucial, decisive, desired, destinal, destined, determined, emanating, emanative, emanent, emerging, eventual, exigent, extrapolated, fatal, fated, fatidic, forthcoming, future, futuristic, hereafter, hoped-for, imminent, issuing, kairotic, later, loaded, nearing, pivotal, planned, plotted, predicted, pregnant, probable, projected, prophesied, prospective, surfacing, to come, to-be, transeunt, transient, ultimate