Definitions for emergenceɪˈmɜr dʒəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•mer•genceɪˈmɜr dʒəns(n.)

  1. the act or process of emerging.

  2. an outgrowth on the surface of a plant.

    Category: Plants

  3. the appearance of new properties or species in the course of evolution.

    Category: Biology, Evolution

Origin of emergence:

1640–50; < F < ML

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emergence, outgrowth, growth(noun)

    the gradual beginning or coming forth

    "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"

  2. emergence, egress, issue(noun)

    the becoming visible

    "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

  3. emergence, emersion(noun)

    the act of emerging

  4. egress, egression, emergence(noun)

    the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent


  1. emergence(Noun)

    The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprising or appearance.

  2. emergence(Noun)

    In particular: the arising of emergent structure in complex systems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emergence(noun)

    the act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprisal or appearance


  1. Emergence

    In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'emergence' in Nouns Frequency: #2628

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