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    "emerging" and "emergent"

    What is the difference between "emerging" and "emergent"?

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    Re: "emerging" and "emergent"

    Both emerging and emergent are adjectives related to the concept of emergence but, I think in some cases there is a slight difference.

    EMERGING
    Coming to maturity: emerging markets; the emerging states of Africa.
    EMERGENT
    Occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action: an emergent political leader.

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    Re: "emerging" and "emergent"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mylanguageclick View Post
    Both emerging and emergent are adjectives related to the concept of emergence but, I think in some cases there is a slight difference.

    EMERGING
    Coming to maturity: emerging markets; the emerging states of Africa.
    EMERGENT
    Occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action: an emergent political leader.

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    I have found the following examples under the explanations of the two words in longman dictionary:


    "EMERGING"

    The country's emerging oil industry



    "EMERGENT"

    The emergent nations of the world

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    Re: "emerging" and "emergent"

    I don't feel a significant difference.

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    Re: "emerging" and "emergent"

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I don't feel a significant difference.
    Perhaps it's just me, but I feel there is more of a sense of completion with "emergent".
    An emergent nation as a nation just newly emerged, rather than being in the process of emerging?
    EDIT: It is just me, the dictionary says no.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 02-Aug-2011 at 18:07. Reason: Add note

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    Re: "emerging" and "emergent"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Perhaps it's just me, but I feel there is more of a sense of completion with "emergent".
    An emergent nation as a nation just newly emerged, rather than being in the process of emerging?
    EDIT: It is just me, the dictionary says no.
    I don't know whether we are right, but I feel something like that. In my last post I wrote, " I don't feel a significant difference". I used the word significant because I was not sure about what I did feel. I think that you managed to express my vague feeling. You may not be right, but you are not wrong, in my opinion.

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