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Definition of "emergence" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emergence" in a sentence
  • ""I am pretty convinced that this is what we call emergence of resistance, meaning that it was not transmission," said Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. Trish Peri."
  • "Vinokourov's re-emergence is a major boost for Astana as it tries to lead Contador to his third Tour de France title."
  • "Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar Donetsk's run to the quarterfinals of the Champions League has been described as the emergence of a rising power and a triumph for its billionaire owner Rinat Akhmetov."