|Main Entry:||emergent property|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||any unique property that "emerges" when component objects are joined together in constraining relations to "construct" a higher-level aggregate object, a novel property that unpredictably comes from a combination of two simpler constituents|
|Example:||The familiar taste of salt is an emergent property with respect to the sodium and chlorine of which it is composed.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
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