[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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  • But Sordello's reemergence as leader of the crossbowmen raised another question: Would it offend the Armenians?

  • This industrial revival is but the reemergence of the tendency which we found so manifest in the statistics of 1860.

  • At this point our work was interrupted by the reemergence of the redistribution question.

British Dictionary definitions for reemergence



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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