emergence vs emersion what difference

what is difference between emergence and emersion



Borrowed from French émergence. See also emergency.

Morphologically emerge +‎ -ence.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈmɜːdʒ(ə)ns/


emergence (countable and uncountable, plural emergences)

  1. The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprising or appearance.
  2. In particular: the arising of emergent structure in complex systems.
  3. (obsolete) An emergency.
    • 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.

Related terms

  • emerge

Derived terms


See also

  • eclosion


  • emergence in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.



emersion (countable and uncountable, plural emersions)

  1. Emergence, especially from the water.
  2. (astronomy) The reappearance of a heavenly body after being eclipsed by another or by the sun’s brightness.

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