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1The process of becoming visible after being concealed:‘I misjudged the timing of my emergence’
disclosure, becoming known, coming to light, exposure, unfolding, publication, publicizing, publishing, broadcastingView synonyms
- ‘Seeds were scored daily for radicle emergence through the testa or PE envelope.’
- ‘I do not however see how the late emergence of the evidence matters.’
- 1.1 The escape of an insect or other invertebrate from an egg, cocoon, or pupal case:‘the parasite's eggs hatch synchronously with the emergence of the wasp larvae’
2The process of coming into existence or prominence:‘the emergence of the environmental movement’
appearance, arrival, comingView synonyms
- ‘Under aerobic conditions, the radicle emerged first from the seeds, but root and shoot emergence occurred nearly simultaneously.’
- ‘But his followers found solace in the rapid emergence of a cult.’
- ‘He also said people need to study issues related to the disorientation of society stemming from the emergence of the information age.’
- ‘The 1980s witnessed the emergence of suburban housing developments and shopping complexes.’
- ‘Over the past few seasons, the seeds of the Big 12's emergence have been planted.’
- ‘The 1960s also saw the emergence of liberation movements in the Portuguese African colonies of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.’
- ‘Military education and its associated teaching awaited the emergence of states and their standing armies.’
- ‘There are no castes and only recent evidence of the slow emergence of classes.’
- ‘To examine germination in various mutant strains, conidial swelling and germ tube emergence were observed under the microscope.’
- ‘Hand in hand with European expansion went the gradual emergence of industrial capitalism.’
- ‘The modern period has witnessed the emergence of many new forms of poetry and popular fiction.’
- ‘The late twentieth century saw the emergence of another class, a small group of businesspeople.’
- ‘And this was before the emergence of gay marriage, partial-birth abortions, or stem cell research as subjects of controversy.’
- ‘This change suggests the emergence, in salt-treated plants, of a new linkage between stem height and size of the last-expanded leaves.’
- ‘At the same time the freshly granted freedoms of publication and association did facilitate the gradual emergence of radical movements.’
- ‘Already, we are witnessing the emergence of this shift in Afghanistan and Iraq.’
- ‘Certain opportunities provided growing Muslim grievance an outlet and enabled the emergence of the Filipino Muslim insurgency movement.’
- ‘The second factor behind the creation of a new concept of school was the emergence of the nation-state.’
- ‘Appropriate use of antibiotics will delay and in many cases prevent the emergence of resistance.’
- ‘However, it does mark the emergence of a new form which is in direct competition with mainstream media.’
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘unforeseen occurrence’): from medieval Latin emergentia, from Latin emergere bring to light (see emerge).
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