emergence: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (i-mûr'juns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of emerging.
  2. an outgrowth, as a prickle, on the surface of a plant.
  3. the appearance of new properties or species in the course of development or evolution.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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