Newly formed or just coming into prominence; emergent: emerging markets; the emerging states of Africa. (adjective)
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Use "emerging" in a sentence
"Avoid the term emerging nations because those newly adapting to market economics usually have long been sovereign states."
"The term "emerging" is used loosely among fund managers."
"With Wall Street again emerging from the bear cave, morbid fear of double dip is fading in the wake of upside corporate reports."