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emergence

[ih-mur-juh ns] /ɪˈmɜr dʒəns/
noun
1.
the act or process of emerging.
2.
an outgrowth, as a prickle, on the surface of a plant.
3.
Evolution. the appearance of new properties or species in the course of development or evolution.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < French < Medieval Latin; see emergency
Related forms
nonemergence, noun
reemergence, noun
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emergence

n.

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

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