- 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 reemergence
For one thing, Weiner has benefited from a crush of media attention since his reemergence.Weiner Is No Joke—He’s Now Leading in Two Mayoral Polls
June 27, 2013
His upcoming CPAC speech is being billed as a reemergence, but Romney never really left.Ghost of Mitt Romney, Hanging Around Since November, to Appear at CPAC
February 21, 2013
But Sordello's reemergence as leader of the crossbowmen raised another question: Would it offend the Armenians?The Saracen: The Holy War
This industrial revival is but the reemergence of the tendency which we found so manifest in the statistics of 1860.The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South
At this point our work was interrupted by the reemergence of the redistribution question.John Redmond's Last Years
- 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 reemergence
1640s, "unforeseen occurrence," from French émergence, from emerger, from Latin emergere (see emerge). Meaning "an emerging" is from 1704.
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