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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emergence  \E*mer"gence\,  n.;  pl  {Emergences}. 
  The  act  of  rising  out  of  a  fluid,  or  coming  forth  from 
  envelopment  or  concealment,  or  of  rising  into  view;  sudden 
  uprisal  or  appearance. 
 
  The  white  color  of  all  refracted  light,  at  its  very 
  first  emergence  .  .  .  is  compounded  of  various  colors. 
  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  When  from  the  deep  thy  bright  emergence  sprung.  --H. 
  Brooke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emergence 
  n  1:  the  gradual  beginning  or  coming  forth;  "figurines  presage 
  the  emergence  of  sculpture  in  Greece"  [syn:  {outgrowth}, 
  {growth}] 
  2:  the  becoming  visible;  "not  a  day's  difference  between  the 
  emergence  of  the  andrenas  and  the  opening  of  the  willow 
  catkins"  [syn:  {egress},  {issue}] 
  3:  the  act  of  coming  (or  going)  out  becoming  apparent  [syn:  {egress}, 
  {egression}] 
  4:  the  act  of  emerging  [syn:  {emersion}] 




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