emerging

Things that are emerging are just being born — or they're reaching an adult state. The important thing is they're growing and developing.

You could say an improved baseball team is an emerging force in the National League, or a new disease is an emerging threat. Emerging things can be brand new but aren't necessarily: they could just be beginning to develop. Emerging means something close to sprouting — when you think of this word, think "growing."

Definitions of emerging
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adj coming into existence

Synonyms:
emergent
nascent
being born or beginning

adj coming to maturity

Synonyms:
rising
future
yet to be or coming

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