Meaning of emergence in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈməːdʒ(ə)ns/

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mass noun
  • 1The process of becoming visible after being concealed.

    ‘I misjudged the timing of my emergence’
    • ‘Seeds were scored daily for radicle emergence through the testa or PE envelope.’
    • ‘I do not however see how the late emergence of the evidence matters.’
    disclosure, becoming known, coming to light, exposure, unfolding, publication, publicizing, publishing, broadcasting
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    1. 1.1The escape of an insect or other invertebrate from an egg, cocoon, or pupal case.
      • ‘the parasite's eggs hatch synchronously with the emergence of the wasp larvae’
  • 2The process of coming into existence or prominence.

    ‘the emergence of the environmental movement’
    • ‘At the same time the freshly granted freedoms of publication and association did facilitate the gradual emergence of radical movements.’
    • ‘Appropriate use of antibiotics will delay and in many cases prevent the emergence of resistance.’
    • ‘Hand in hand with European expansion went the gradual emergence of industrial capitalism.’
    • ‘The 1960s also saw the emergence of liberation movements in the Portuguese African colonies of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.’
    • ‘To examine germination in various mutant strains, conidial swelling and germ tube emergence were observed under the microscope.’
    • ‘Under aerobic conditions, the radicle emerged first from the seeds, but root and shoot emergence occurred nearly simultaneously.’
    • ‘The late twentieth century saw the emergence of another class, a small group of businesspeople.’
    • ‘The modern period has witnessed the emergence of many new forms of poetry and popular fiction.’
    • ‘However, it does mark the emergence of a new form which is in direct competition with mainstream media.’
    • ‘There are no castes and only recent evidence of the slow emergence of classes.’
    • ‘Already, we are witnessing the emergence of this shift in Afghanistan and Iraq.’
    • ‘The 1980s witnessed the emergence of suburban housing developments and shopping complexes.’
    • ‘Military education and its associated teaching awaited the emergence of states and their standing armies.’
    • ‘But his followers found solace in the rapid emergence of a cult.’
    • ‘The second factor behind the creation of a new concept of school was the emergence of the nation-state.’
    • ‘This change suggests the emergence, in salt-treated plants, of a new linkage between stem height and size of the last-expanded leaves.’
    • ‘He also said people need to study issues related to the disorientation of society stemming from the emergence of the information age.’
    • ‘Over the past few seasons, the seeds of the Big 12's emergence have been planted.’
    • ‘And this was before the emergence of gay marriage, partial-birth abortions, or stem cell research as subjects of controversy.’
    appearance, arrival, coming
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Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘unforeseen occurrence’): from medieval Latin emergentia, from Latin emergere ‘bring to light’ (see emerge).