emergence vs growth what difference

what is difference between emergence and growth

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French émergence. See also emergency.

Morphologically emerge +‎ -ence.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈmɜːdʒ(ə)ns/

Noun

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

Translations

See also

  • eclosion

References

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


English

Etymology

From grow +‎ -th. Compare Old Frisian grēd (“meadow, pasture”; > North Frisian greyde (growth, pasture)), Middle High German gruote, gruot (greens, fresh growth, shoot), Old Norse gróðr (“growth, crop”; > Faroese grøði, Danish grøde (fruits), Swedish gröda (crop, harvest)). More at grow.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹoʊθ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɹəʊθ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊθ

Noun

growth (countable and uncountable, plural growths)

  1. An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
  2. (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  3. (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  4. (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.

Synonyms

  • (increase in size): enlargement, expansion, increase, increment
  • (act of growing): development, maturation
  • (something that grows or has grown): vegetation
  • (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): outgrowth, cancer, mass

Antonyms

  • (increase in size): contraction, decrease, decrement, reduction
  • (act of growing): nondevelopment

Hyponyms

  • (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): tumor

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