Emergent vs Cantheism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between emergent and cantheism

is that emergent is (botany) a plant whose root system grows underwater, but whose shoot, leaves and flowers grow up and above the water while cantheism is an emergent religion that uses cannabis as a sacrament.

As a adjective emergent

is (lb) arising unexpectedly, especially if also calling for immediate reaction; constituting an emergency.

emergent

English

(emergence)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (lb) Arising unexpectedly, especially if also calling for immediate reaction; constituting an emergency.
  • * 1918 , The Missionary Review of the World , volume 41, page 818:
  • In all these great and vital things which America has discovered to be emergent necessities,
  • 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 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.

    Derived terms

    * emergent evolution * emergently

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) A plant whose root system grows underwater, but whose shoot, leaves and flowers grow up and above the water.
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    cantheism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • An emergent religion that uses cannabis as a sacrament.
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