[ ih-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ ɪˈmɜr ʒən, -ʃən /


Also called egress. Astronomy. the emergence of a heavenly body from an eclipse, an occultation, or a transit.Compare immersion(def 5).
Archaic. the act of emerging.

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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British Dictionary definitions for emersion


/ (ɪˈmɜːʃən) /


the act or an instance of emerging
Also called: egress astronomy the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse or occultation

Word Origin for emersion

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



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

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