As adjectives the difference between emergent and crescive
is that emergent
is emerging (in the process of emerging) while crescive
is (archaic) increasing or growing marked by gradual spontaneous development.
As a verb emergent
(lb) Arising unexpectedly, especially if also calling for immediate reaction; constituting an emergency.
* 1918 , The Missionary Review of the World , volume 41, page 818:
Emerging; coming into view or into existence; nascent; new.
(botany) Taller than the surrounding vegetation.
(botany, of a water-dwelling plant) Having leaves and flowers above the water.
(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 all these great and vital things which America has discovered to be emergent necessities,
- 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.
* emergent evolution
(botany) A plant whose root system grows underwater, but whose shoot, leaves and flowers grow up and above the water.
(archaic) Increasing or growing. Marked by gradual spontaneous development.