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emersion

[ih-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n]
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noun
  1. Also called egress. Astronomy. the emergence of a heavenly body from an eclipse, an occultation, or a transit.Compare immersion(def 5).
  2. Archaic. the act of emerging.
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Origin of emersion

1625–35; < Latin ēmers(us) (past participle of ēmergere to emerge) + -ion
Related formsre·e·mer·sion, noun
Can be confusedemersion immersion
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emersion

noun
  1. the act or an instance of emerging
  2. Also called: egress astronomy the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse or occultation
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin ēmersus, from ēmergere; see emerge
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Word Origin and History for emersion

n.

1630s, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin emergere (see emerge). Originally of eclipses and occultations.

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