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[ih-mur-juh nt] /ɪˈmɜr dʒənt/

coming into view or notice; issuing.
; rising from a liquid or other surrounding medium.
coming into existence, especially with political independence:
the emergent nations of Africa.
arising casually or unexpectedly.
calling for immediate action; urgent.
Evolution. displaying .
Ecology. an aquatic plant having its stem, leaves, etc., extending above the surface of the water.
coming into being or notice: an emergent political structure
(of a nation) recently independent
an aquatic plant with stem and leaves above the water

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.


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