emergence

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•mer•gence  (i mûrjəns),USA pronunciation n. 
  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.
  • Medieval Latin; see emergency
  • French
  • 1640–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
eˈmergence /ɪˈmɜːdʒəns/ n
  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
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•merge /ɪˈmɜrdʒ/USA pronunciation   v. [no object;  (~ + from + object)], e•merged, e•merg•ing. 
  1. to come forth into view, as from hiding:Two rabbits emerged from the bushes.
  2. to come into existence or notice:New evidence emerged from her investigation.
e•mer•gence, n. [uncountable]
e•mer•gent, adj. See -merg-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•merge  (i mûrj),USA pronunciation v.i.,  e•merged, e•merg•ing. 
  1. to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity:a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emerging from the fog.
  2. to rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid.
  3. to come up or arise, as a question or difficulty.
  4. to come into existence;
    develop.
  5. to rise, as from an inferior or unfortunate state or condition.
  • Latin ēmergere to arise out of, equivalent. to ē- e- + mergere to dive, sink
  • 1630–40
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged Emerge, emanate, issue mean to come forth.
      Emerge is used of coming forth from a place shut off from view, or from concealment, or the like, into sight and notice:The sun emerges from behind the clouds.Emanate is used of intangible things, as light or ideas, spreading from a source:Rumors often emanate from irresponsible persons.Issue is often used of a number of persons, a mass of matter, or a volume of smoke, sound, or the like, coming forth through any outlet or outlets:The crowd issued from the building.

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