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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
- ‘At the same time the freshly granted freedoms of publication and association did facilitate the gradual emergence of radical movements.’
- ‘But his followers found solace in the rapid emergence of a cult.’
- ‘Under aerobic conditions, the radicle emerged first from the seeds, but root and shoot emergence occurred nearly simultaneously.’
- ‘To examine germination in various mutant strains, conidial swelling and germ tube emergence were observed under the microscope.’
- ‘Already, we are witnessing the emergence of this shift in Afghanistan and Iraq.’
- ‘Over the past few seasons, the seeds of the Big 12's emergence have been planted.’
- ‘The 1980s witnessed the emergence of suburban housing developments and shopping complexes.’
- ‘The 1960s also saw the emergence of liberation movements in the Portuguese African colonies of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.’
- ‘And this was before the emergence of gay marriage, partial-birth abortions, or stem cell research as subjects of controversy.’
- ‘Military education and its associated teaching awaited the emergence of states and their standing armies.’
- ‘He also said people need to study issues related to the disorientation of society stemming from the emergence of the information age.’
- ‘Hand in hand with European expansion went the gradual emergence of industrial capitalism.’
- ‘Certain opportunities provided growing Muslim grievance an outlet and enabled the emergence of the Filipino Muslim insurgency movement.’
- ‘This change suggests the emergence, in salt-treated plants, of a new linkage between stem height and size of the last-expanded leaves.’
- ‘There are no castes and only recent evidence of the slow emergence of classes.’
- ‘The modern period has witnessed the emergence of many new forms of poetry and popular fiction.’
- ‘Appropriate use of antibiotics will delay and in many cases prevent the emergence of resistance.’
- ‘The late twentieth century saw the emergence of another class, a small group of businesspeople.’
- ‘The second factor behind the creation of a new concept of school was the emergence of the nation-state.’
- ‘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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