the act or process of emerging.
an outgrowth, as a prickle, on the surface of a plant.
Evolution. the appearance of new properties or species in the course of development or evolution.

1640–50; < French < Medieval Latin; see emergency

nonemergence, noun
reemergence, noun
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emergence (ɪˈmɜːdʒəns)
1.  the act or process of emerging
2.  an outgrowth, such as a prickle, that contains no vascular tissue and does not develop into stem, leaf, etc

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Word Origin & History

1755, from L.L. emergentia, from emergere (see emerge).
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Example sentences
For the rise of monarchy appears to be an essential condition of the emergence of mankind from savagery.
His rise and reign coincided with the emergence of the technologically adept and brand-conscious athlete.
With this rise in cremation comes the emergence of a related field: urn as decorative art.
Natural selection working on unguided mutations cannot guarantee the emergence
  of anything.
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