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emergence

noun [U]  /ɪˈmɜr·dʒəns/ us  
the process of appearing: The agreement set the stage for the company's emergence from bankruptcy.
the process of becoming known or developing: The emergence of a pandemic flu virus is not only inevitable, but overdue.
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