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.
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The mountains huge appear emergent.
Milton.
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2. Suddenly appearing; arising unexpectedly; calling for prompt action; urgent.
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Protection granted in emergent danger.
Burke.
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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.]
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