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[ih-mur-juh ns] /ɪˈmɜr dʒəns/
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.
Origin of emergence
1640-50; < French < Medieval Latin; see emergency
Related forms
nonemergence, noun
reemergence, noun Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • And that points to one broad lesson from the emergence of this new group.
  • The turmoil led to the emergence of several rival sects, each one vying for dominance.
  • The end of the scientific age will be marked by the emergence of the sentient machine.
  • If nothing else, the presence of real-life superheroes seems to be suppressing the emergence of super villains.
  • The growth of the so-called contingent faculty has been stimulated by the emergence of for-profit higher education.
  • The emergence of these candidates has coincided with a spate of local disturbances in different parts of the country.
British Dictionary definitions for emergence


the act or process of emerging
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 and History for emergence

1640s, "unforeseen occurrence," from French émergence, from emerger, from Latin emergere (see emerge). Meaning "an emerging" is from 1704.

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