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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of emerging.
  • noun A superficial outgrowth of plant tissue, such as the prickle of a rose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of rising from or out of that which covers or conceals; a coming forth or into view.
  • noun In botany, an outgrowth or appendage upon the surface of an organ, as the prickles and glandular hairs of roses.
  • noun An emergency; exigency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • 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.
  • noun In particular: the arising of emergent structure in complex systems.

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

  • noun the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
  • noun the gradual beginning or coming forth
  • noun the act of emerging
  • noun the becoming visible

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