Words I Love 71 – Emergent

New word today…





adjective: emergent
  1. 1.
    in the process of coming into being or becoming prominent.
    “the emergent democracies of eastern Europe”
    synonyms: emerging, beginning, coming out, arising, dawning; More

    antonyms: declining, mature
      (of a property) arising as an effect of complex causes and not analysable simply as the sum of their effects.
  2. 2.
    of or denoting a plant which is taller than the surrounding vegetation, especially a tall tree in a forest.
    • of or denoting a water plant with leaves and flowers that appear above the water surface.


noun: emergent; plural noun: emergents
  1. 1.
    an emergent property.
    “knowledge is an emergent of this interactive process”
  2. 2.
    an emergent tree or other plant.
    “emergents tower above the top canopy”

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