What does the word emergence mean?

Usage examples for emergence

  1. That component, in conjunction with other factors, would therefore determine the emergence of a definite species character. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. Now let us look at the emergence of this life which we have been considering, and at the typical path which it will or may follow, in an ordinary man or woman of our own day. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  3. This ceremony consisted in causing people to walk in procession through the hot oven when flattened down, before anything had been placed in it, and without any preparation whatever, bare- footed or shod, and on their emergence not even smelling of fire. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang