from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Newly formed or just coming into prominence; emergent: emerging markets; the emerging states of Africa.

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  • adj. Becoming prominent; newly formed; emergent; rising.
  • v. Present participle of emerge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. coming to maturity
  • adj. coming into existence


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  • Avoid the term emerging nations because those newly adapting to market economics usually have long been sovereign states.

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  • The term "emerging" is used loosely among fund managers.

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  • With Wall Street again emerging from the bear cave, morbid fear of double dip is fading in the wake of upside corporate reports.

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  • A number of CCTV cameras around King's Cross filmed Hussain emerging from the concourse on to a pavement packed with commuters holding umbrellas; many had been evacuated from the underground following the explosions, when Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Jermaine Lindsay had blown themselves up to devastating effect.

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  • The term emerging markets was coined by economists at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 1981, when the group was promoting the first mutual fund investments in developing countries.

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  • One could argue that spirit's difficulty in emerging from the darkness of matter makes Ages a forerunner of negative dialectics, whether in the form of a "natural history"

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  • I crawled under the limbs on hands and knees and scooped handfuls of duff onto this "mattress" until it resembled a rusty coffin emerging from the earth.

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  • So President Bush is trawling for votes with the image of a flag-draped coffin emerging from the rubble of the World Trade Center.


  • Plus, when the propane is on, it sounds rather like a high-speed train emerging from a tunnel and rushing past you.


  • If he must plunge into the depth of the forest, he took care to trace his path by blazing the trees with his mark; and if sometimes he seemed slow in emerging from the wilderness, it was be -

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  • i like how it relates to Gladwells book, the Outliers

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    September 28, 2011

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    September 28, 2011

  • this is great for the expansion of viewers thoughts, i really hope to hear more thoughts and comments from you in the days to come

    September 28, 2011

  • thanks, i really try to incorporate these definitions to the real world and movie references that people can relate too :)

    September 28, 2011

  • wow cbone i really appreciate your sense of imagination on my word and really being able to connect with the word

    September 28, 2011

  • this reminds me of 13 going on 30 when jennifer garner had that really big wake up call because she was being a jerk to her friends and the guy she loved

    September 28, 2011