Definitions

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

  • noun The act of emerging; emergence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of emerging; emergence: chiefly used in contrast with immersion, etc.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The heliacal rising of a star—that is, its reappearance just before sunrise after conjunction with the sun.

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

  • noun The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything
  • noun (Astron.) The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation

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

  • noun emergence, especially from the water

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From Latin ēmersus, past participle of ēmergere, to emerge; see emerge.]

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