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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  mountains  huge  appear  emergent.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Suddenly  appearing;  arising  unexpectedly;  calling  for 
  prompt  action  urgent. 
 
  Protection  granted  in  emergent  danger.  --Burke. 
 
  {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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emergent 
  adj  :  coming  into  existence;  "a  nascent  republic"  [syn:  {emerging}, 
  {nascent}] 




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