Emergence

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emergence

[ə′mər·jəns]
(geology)
Dry land which was part of the ocean floor.
The act or process of becoming an emergent land mass.
(hydrology)

Emergence

 

an outgrowth on the surface of stems and leaves formed, in contrast to hair, not only by the epidermis but by underlying tissues. Emergences include the stinging hairs of nettle, the thorns on rose stems and thorn apples, and the glandular hairs on sundew (Drosera).

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As of 2004, only a few formal approaches existed for analysing the emergent behaviour of swarms [17].
This affords WSCCS the potential for specifying emergent behaviour in the swarm as used in the ANTS project [7].
This will make specifying emergent behaviour difficult.
Managing emergent behaviour in distributed control systems.

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