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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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An emergent phenomenon of American Indian postsecondary transition and retention.
An emergent phenomenon requires at least two levels (a micro and a macro level), and needs to be observable at least at the macro level.
Because an emergent phenomenon is observable during time, it needs a form of self-maintained equilibrium.
Researchers have been experimented with several mechanisms leading to self-organisation and often at the same time to emergent phenomenon on different kinds of applications [5].
But, when designing artificial systems, it is necessary to have operational definition and tools to enable such systems to produce the wanted emergent phenomenon.