1. the act or process of emerging.
  2. an outgrowth, as a prickle, on the surface of a plant.
  3. Evolution. the appearance of new properties or species in the course of development or evolution.


  1. the act or process of emerging
  2. an outgrowth, such as a prickle, that contains no vascular tissue and does not develop into stem, leaf, etc

1640s, “unforeseen occurrence,” from French émergence, from emerger, from Latin emergere (see emerge). Meaning “an emerging” is from 1704.

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