What does emergence mean?

Definitions for emergenceɪˈmɜr dʒəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emergence.

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emergence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emergence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Its CEO Bob Richards:

    The emergence of commercial space today will have the same impact as the emergence of commercial aviation did in the early 1900s.

  2. Al Togut:

    It used to be that a small company under stress could rehabilitate itself in the bankruptcy court, when it did, it was given the chance to operate successfully following emergence.

  3. Feng Zhongping:

    More and more people in Europe have figured out the emergence of China. There has been rhetoric about China's emergence for a long time, but they think this is probably reality now.

  4. Visions of Gregorian Chants:

    From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    If the situation develops unfavorably, we will have to amend our plans. Beyond doubt, we will have to cut some (spending). But a positive turn and emergence from the current situation are unavoidable, the growth of the global economy will continue and our economy will rebound from the current situation.

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