As adjectives the difference between imperative and emergent
is that imperative
is while emergent
is emerging (in the process of emerging).
As a verb emergent is
(computing theory) Having a semantics that incorporates mutable variables.
(grammar) of, or relating to the imperative mood
Expressing a command; authoritatively or absolutely directive.
- It is imperative that you come here right now.
* Bishop Hall
- imperative orders
- The suits of kings are imperative .
(uncountable, grammar) The grammatical mood expressing an order (see jussive). In English, the imperative form of a verb is the same as that of the bare infinitive.
(countable, grammar) A verb in imperative mood.
(countable) An essential action, a must: something which is imperative.
- The verbs in sentences like "Do it!" and "Say what you like!" are in the imperative .
- Visiting Berlin is an imperative .
* (grammatical mood) imperative mood
* first imperative (Latin grammar)
* second imperative (Latin grammar)
* categorical imperative
* (in grammar) assertoric, interrogative
(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.