emergent vs emergency :

emergent vs emergency

emergent or emergency

Emergent in botany means a plant whose root system grows underwater but whose shoots and flowers grows up and above the water. It is the coming into view or existence of someone or something.

"Have you met the fast rising and emergent artist of the year?"

Emergency is a situation where a natural or man made disaster requiring urgent assistance.

"A woman has been rushed into the emergency ward. She had a saw stuck in her arm!"

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  • s  occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
    emergent repair of an aorta
  • s  coming into existence
    an emergent republic

  • n  a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
    he never knew what to do in an emergency
  • n  a state in which martial law applies
    the governor declared a state of emergency
  • n  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
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