- 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
1640–50; < French < Medieval Latin; see emergency
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Examples from the Web for re-emergence
Despite the re-emergence of Monica Lewinsky in the public eye, it's unlikely that she'll have any political impact.Monica Lewinsky Is Ancient History To Many Voters
May 6, 2014
Is this the re-emergence of Paul Ryan's affiliation with the Jude Wanniski/Jack Kemp school of supply-side economics?Why is Paul Ryan Embracing Immigration Reform?
April 25, 2013
On September 5, he said that after the elections, we would see the re-emergence of the opposition.An Afghan 'Revolution' in the Making?
September 6, 2010
- the act or an instance of re-emerging
- 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
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Word Origin and History for re-emergence
1640s, "unforeseen occurrence," from French émergence, from emerger, from Latin emergere (see emerge). Meaning "an emerging" is from 1704.
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