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English noun: emergence

1. emergence (event) the gradual beginning or coming forth

SamplesFigurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece.

Synonymsgrowth, outgrowth

Broader (hypernym)beginning

Narrower (hyponym)rise

2. emergence (event) the becoming visible

SamplesNot a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins.

Synonymsegress, issue

Broader (hypernym)beginning

Narrower (hyponym)dissilience, eruption

3. emergence (act) the act of emerging


Broader (hypernym)appearance

4. emergence (act) the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

Synonymsegress, egression

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)emanation, emission, surfacing

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