A butterfly emerging from its cocoon.
- When a quiet young girl suddenly begins to find her voice and assert herself, this is an example of her emerging personality.
- When the economy finally starts to come out of a slump, this is an example of an emerging economy.
The definition of emerging is coming out, coming into view or taking shape, or surviving and coming out from a difficult situation.
Newly formed or just coming into prominence; emergent: emerging markets; an overview of the emerging states of Africa in the 1960s.
(comparative more emerging, superlative most emerging)
- Present participle of emerge.