emergence

noun emer·gence \ i-ˈmər-jən(t)s \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of emergence

1 :the act or an instance of emerging
2 :any of various superficial outgrowths of plant tissue usually formed from both epidermis and immediately underlying tissues
3 :penetration of the soil surface by a newly germinated plant

Examples of emergence in a Sentence

  1. the emergence of the Internet as an important means of communication

  2. the economy's emergence from a recession

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First Known Use of emergence

1704


EMERGENCE Defined for English Language Learners

emergence

noun

Definition of emergence for English Language Learners

  • : the act of becoming known or coming into view : the act of emerging


Medical Dictionary

emergence

noun emer·gence \ i-ˈmər-jən(t)s \

medical Definition of emergence

:a recovering of consciousness (as from anesthesia)


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