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. Chris Weafer:

    We are seeing the emergence of a new banking sector post-crisis.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    It's a different kind of hard than I expected, just because the emergence of people that have no proven record in public life.

  3. 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.

  4. Air Force:

    SpaceX's emergence as a viable commercial launch provider provides the opportunity to compete launch services for the first time in almost a decade.

  5. Suu Kyi:

    We should think of working for the emergence of a brighter future based on the present situation, instead of thinking why we didn't do it in the past.

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