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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emersion  \E*mer"sion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]mersion.  See  {Emerge}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  emerging,  or  of  rising  out  of  anything  as 
  emersion  from  the  sea;  emersion  from  obscurity  or 
  difficulties. 
 
  Their  immersion  into  water  and  their  emersion  out  of 
  the  same  --Knatchbull. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  The  reappearance  of  a  heavenly  body  after  an 
  eclipse  or  occultation;  as  the  emersion  of  the  moon  from 
  the  shadow  of  the  earth;  the  emersion  of  a  star  from 
  behind  the  moon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emersion 
  n  1:  (astronomy)  the  reappearance  of  a  celestial  body  after  an 
  eclipse  [syn:  {egress}] 
  2:  the  act  of  emerging  [syn:  {emergence}] 




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