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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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Although the lack of precision in neo-Mengerian theorizing is troubling, it is still more accurate than neo-Walrasian theorizing when explaining emergent phenomena.
It is arguable that the psychological realm is an extension of the neurobiological and biological realms, and that mental states are emergent phenomena that are, in many ways, subject to the same laws as any other neurobiological and biological phenomena.
To illustrate the notion of emergent phenomena, this section presents examples of systems where emergent phenomena can be observed.
Emergent phenomena are often identified when the behavior of an entire system appears more coherent and directed than the behavior of individual parts of the system.
Emergent phenomena are driven by a small set of rules that control how systems interact with the environment (Clark, 1997).
This is so because the analyst has to account for the social construction of meaning, rationality, goals, emotions, discourse dynamics and a number of discourse emergent phenomena such as embarrassment, humor, conflict, loss of face and many others.
Growth and regeneration of complex tissues are emergent phenomena resulting from the cooperative action of many cells.
Unpredictable emergent phenomena appear from it--forms of higher-level organization and structure that you could never have predicted from first principles.
synthesizes work from across numerous scientific disciplines in order to explain the theory of emergent phenomena and the origins of life on earth to a non- specialist audience.
The study of complex systems and emergent phenomena not only provides an indispensable conceptual framework for understanding a large number of processes, but totally gets rid of the idea of scientific activity as homogeneous and closed inside strict disciplinary separations.
For the project, the teacher and project staff developed a unit using StarLogo/T and NetLogo as representational tools to focus on the ideas of complexity, parallel processes, and emergent phenomena.