Definition of emergent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒənt//
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒənt//
[usually before noun]
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new and still developing emergent nations/states Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘occurring unexpectedly’): from Latin emergent- ‘arising from’, from the verb emergere ‘arise, bring to light’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, forth’ + mergere ‘to dip’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emergent