- 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
Examples from the Web for emergence
Thorgerson and Powell turned to video and film—a smart move given the emergence of MTV.The Golden Age of Rock Album Covers
December 5, 2014
We saw the emergence of fashion designers who specialized in creating abayas.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
Instead there was the emergence of a Tea Party movement that brought many traditionally low-propensity voters to the polls.What the GOP Will Do If It Wins Congress
October 3, 2014
Nomani said her activism, which took root before the emergence of social media, has often been lonely and isolating.Twin visions of Islamic Feminism Split Muslim Community
September 21, 2014
The emergence of new technology can have the most unexpected results on human behavior.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
It was rather the emergence from narrow channels to an open sea.Evolution in Modern Thought
I need not detail the aftermath of our emergence from the atom.Beyond the Vanishing Point
Raymond King Cummings
They received orders not to fire upon the savages under any emergence.
La Salle instantly called all his force to arms, that he might be prepared for any emergence.
From here to the river's emergence from the park the fishing is not crude.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
- 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
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.