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See also: émergence
- The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprising or appearance.
- In particular: the arising of emergent structure in complex systems.
- (obsolete) An emergency.
- 1790, Charles Hamilton, Transactions During the Reign of Queen Anne:
- In this dire emergence, the Marquis de Torcy, minister for foreign affairs, offered his services.
- 1812, Frances Burney, Journals and Letters, Penguin 2001, p. 452:
- I […] had recourse to an English Merchant, Mr Gregory, long settled at Dunkirk, to whom, happily, I had been recommended, as to a person capable, in any emergence, to afford me assistance.
The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view
the arising of emergent structure in complex systems