emergent emergent  /ɪ ˈmɜr dʒənt/


  1. (adj) occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
  2. (adj) coming into existence


  1. A typical emergent church service is likely to include digital imagery and open dialogue.
  2. In doing so he became, more than anyone else, the face of an emergent China shaking off three decades of sporting isolation.
  3. The shortsightedness of indigenous leaders has angered the emergent middle classes and the burgeoning poor alike.


  1. Building 63 opens

    At Emergent BioSolutions\' unveiling of its new $9.6 million administration building, from left: City Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar, Mayor Virg Bernero, Emergent executive chairman of the board Fuad El-Hibri and President and CEO Daniel Abdun-Nabi and .
    on June 18, 2013     Source: City Pulse

  2. Mayor Virg Bernero Leads Ribbon Cutting of Emergent BioSolutions’ New Administration Building Representing Another ...

    Lansing, Michigan Mayor Virg Bernero and senior executives from Emergent BioSolutions Inc. today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the formal opening of a new administration building at Emergent’s Michigan campus.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Emergent BioSolutions EVP Corporate Affairs Allen Shofe Appointed to MdBio Foundation Board of Directors

    Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced today that Allen Shofe, executive vice president of corporate affairs, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the MdBio Foundation, a private charitable organization whose mission is to support bioscience awareness, education, and workforce development in Maryland.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Recent news stories regarding terrorist activity in the area and the emergent political situation with respect to Iran's nuclear ambitions have only increased our concern that this is not now, and in the immediate future will not be, an appropriate...
    on Oct 2, 2009 By: Francisco Source: Birmingham Star

  2. The CNSI, a joint enterprise between UCLA and the University of California, Santa Barbara, is exploring the power and potential of organizing and manipulating matter to engineer "new integrated and emergent systems and devices, by starting down at...
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: J Fraser Stoddart Source: UC Los Angeles

  3. Mayor Sheila Dixon, commenting on the announcement, said, "The City of Baltimore is excited about welcoming Emergent BioSolutions to the Baltimore biotech community. With great research institutions such as Johns Hopkins and the University of...
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Sheila Dixon Source: WELT ONLINE

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