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English definition of “emerging”

emerging

adjective [before noun]     /ɪˈmɜːdʒɪŋ/ (formal emergent)
just beginning to exist: Sales personnel have become more efficient in matching buyers and sellers and rapidly identifying emerging business opportunities. We gather and distribute information about new and emerging disease threats around the world.
ECONOMICS beginning to have economic power or success: emerging economies/markets emerging country/nation
(Definition of emerging adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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