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 for emergence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emergence \E*mer"gence\, n.; pl. Emergences.
     The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from
     envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden
     uprisal or appearance.
     [1913 Webster]
           The white color of all refracted light, at its very
           first emergence . . . is compounded of various colors.
                                                    --Sir I.
     [1913 Webster]
           When from the deep thy bright emergence sprung. --H.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage
           the emergence of sculpture in Greece" [syn: emergence,
           outgrowth, growth]
      2: the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the
         emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow
         catkins" [syn: emergence, egress, issue]
      3: the act of emerging [syn: emergence, emersion]
      4: the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent [syn:
         egress, egression, emergence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "emergence":
     apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, avatar, break,
     breakout, coming, coming into being, coming-forth, deliverance,
     delivery, development, discharge, disclosure, emanation, emersion,
     emission, epiphany, escape, escapism, evasion, exposure,
     extrication, extrusion, flight, forthcoming, freeing, getaway,
     incarnation, issuance, issue, jailbreak, leak, leakage, liberation,
     manifestation, materialization, materializing, occurrence, opening,
     outlet, presentation, prisonbreak, realization, release, rescue,
     revelation, riddance, rise, rising, setting-free, showing,
     showing forth, surfacing, theophany, unfolding, unfoldment, vent

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