What is emergence?

  • (noun): The becoming visible.
    Example: "Not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
    Synonyms: egress, issue
    See also — Additional definitions below

Emergence

In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems.

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Some articles on emergence:

Competition Model - Chronological Scales - Ontogenetic Relevance
... On the ontogenetic time scale, the Competition Model posits that language emergence can be examined in at least two ways ... More recently, the ontogenetic emergence of language has been examined from a biological viewpoint, using data on language processing from children with early focal lesions ... regarding sensitive periods for the emergence of language in the brain ...
Emergence in Political Philosophy
37) set out the difference between cosmos or "grown order" (that is, emergence), and taxis or "made order" ...
Brood XIX - 2011 Emergence
... News reports of the cicadas' emergence in Illinois included links to a video showing holes in the ground left by larval emergence, an adult cicada breaking out of its larval shell, and massed adult ...
Clericalism In Iran - Emergence
... There are controversies about the emergence of clericalism in Iran ... Some scholars believe that clericalism dates back to 1000 years ago ...

More definitions of "emergence":

  • (noun): The gradual beginning or coming forth.
    Example: "Figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
    Synonyms: outgrowth, growth
  • (noun): The act of emerging.
    Synonyms: emersion
  • (noun): The act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent.
    Synonyms: egress, egression

Famous quotes containing the word emergence:

    Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)

    Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine, but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist.
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    Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)