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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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Experiment Set III: Resilience of the Emergent Structure. In the previous section, we have examined and discussed the large-scale emergent dynamic snake-like structure made from numerous agents.
In fact, at the same level, the emergent structure for the CG is more complex with more transitions and the surfing activity does not look as if it is clearly goal-oriented.
Topics include the diffusion of e- science models across disciplines, the way e-science initiatives structure the labor relations between disciplines, how the use of electronic communications technologies flows from specificities of disciplinary practice, the preconditions for data-sharing in chemistry, the likely impact of e-science on the scholarly publishing system, emergent structures of science on the World Wide Web, and the implications of the Internet for women scientists in the developing world.