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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of emerging; emergence.

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  • n. emergence, especially from the water

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything
  • n. The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of emerging; emergence: chiefly used in contrast with immersion, etc.
  • n. In astron.: The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; also, the time of reappearance: as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.
  • n. The heliacal rising of a star—that is, its reappearance just before sunrise after conjunction with the sun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
  • n. the act of emerging

Etymologies

From Latin ēmersus, past participle of ēmergere, to emerge; see emerge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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