As a noun urgency
is the quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
As an adjective emergent is
emerging (in the process of emerging).
As a verb emergent is
The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
, date=September 24
, author=David Ornstein
, title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Arsenal lacked urgency and inspiration until shortly before half-time, Wheater's block denying Van Persie from close range before Walcott drilled wide.}}
(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.