emergent

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Adjective[edit]

emergent (comparative more emergent, superlative most emergent)

  1. emerging; coming into view or into existence; nascent; new.
  2. (botany) taller than the surrounding vegetation
  3. (botany, of a water-dwelling plant) having leaves and flowers above the water
  4. (video games) Having gameplay that arises from its mechanics, rather than a linear storyline.
    • 2008, Jim Rossignol, This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities (page 126)
      In short, emergent games are ones that allow a huge range of possibilities and don't dictate a strict, linear flow of events. A strategy game is emergent because so many units can interact and have some effect on each other.

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Noun[edit]

emergent (plural emergents)

  1. (botany) A plant whose root system grows underwater, but whose shoot, leaves and flowers grows up and above the water.

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Verb[edit]

ēmergent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ēmergō