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English definition of “emergence”


noun [U] (APPEARING)    /ɪˈmɜː.dʒəns/ US  /-ˈmɝː-/
formal the fact of someone appearing by coming out from behind something: Unfortunately, I misjudged the timing of my emergence.Appearing and disappearing the fact of someone or something coming to the end of a difficult period or experience: the country's emergence from bankruptcyDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersComing to an endCausing something to end
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