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Emergence definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMERG'ENCY, n. The act of rising out of a fluid or other covering or surrounding matter.
1. The act of rising or starting into view; the act of issuing from or quitting.
The white color of all refracted light, at its first emergence--is compounded of various colors.
2. That which comes suddenly; a sudden occasion; an unexpected event.
Most of our rarities have been found out by casual emergency.
In case of emergency, [or in an emergency] he would employ the whole wealth of his empire.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece" [syn: emergence, outgrowth, growth]
2: the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins" [syn: emergence, egress, issue]
3: the act of emerging [syn: emergence, emersion]
4: the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent [syn: egress, egression, emergence]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1704 1. the act or an instance of emerging 2. any of various superficial outgrowths of plant tissue usually formed from both epidermis and immediately underlying tissues 3. penetration of the soil surface by a newly germinated plant

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Emergence E*mer"gence, n.; pl. Emergences. The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprisal or appearance. The white color of all refracted light, at its very first emergence . . . is compounded of various colors. --Sir I. Newton. When from the deep thy bright emergence sprung. --H. Brooke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

The emergence of something is the process or event of its coming into existence. ...the emergence of new democracies in East and Central Europe. N-UNCOUNT: with supp, usu N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Emerging. See the verb.

Moby Thesaurus

apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, avatar, break, breakout, coming, coming into being, coming-forth, deliverance, delivery, development, discharge, disclosure, emanation, emersion, emission, epiphany, escape, escapism, evasion, exposure, extrication, extrusion, flight, forthcoming, freeing, getaway, incarnation, issuance, issue, jailbreak, leak, leakage, liberation, manifestation, materialization, materializing, occurrence, opening, outlet, presentation, prisonbreak, realization, release, rescue, revelation, riddance, rise, rising, setting-free, showing, showing forth, surfacing, theophany, unfolding, unfoldment, vent


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