[ih-mur-juh ns]


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
Related formsnon·e·mer·gence, nounre·e·mer·gence, noun
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Historical Examples of re-emergence

  • They may not be recognized at first as a re-emergence of ancient moods.

    National Being

    (A.E.)George William Russell

  • We have noted the marvellous vitality of the old Neolithic thought, its re-emergence, its influence on Greek philosophy.

British Dictionary definitions for re-emergence



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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