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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 emer·gent /ɪˈmɝʤənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·mer·gent a.
 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) 2.0

      adj : coming into existence; "a nascent republic" [syn: emerging,