Emergent vs Vibrant - What's the difference?

emergent | vibrant |

As an adjective emergent

is emerging (in the process of emerging).

As a verb emergent

is .

As a noun vibrant is






(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


    (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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    (en adjective)
  • Pulsing with energy or activity
  • He has a vibrant personality.
  • Lively and vigorous
  • Vibrating, resonant or resounding
  • * {{quote-journal
  • , year=1770 , title=The Empire of Love. / A Philosophical Poem. , journal=Miscellanies, in Verse and Prose, English and Latin , page=111 , publisher=T. Bensley, for J. White , author=Anthony Champion , passage=Mock their pale vigils, void and vain, / Whether, more curious than humane, / Like Augurs old, they pore / On the still-vibrant fibre's frame;}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , title=The Singing of the Future , author=David Thomas Ffrangcon-Davies , publisher=J. Lane , year=1905 , page=258 , passage=A vibrant voice in the true sense is of course desirable}}
  • (of a colour) bright