emersion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emersion the act of emerging
    • n emersion (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Emersion The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as, emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or difficulties. "Their immersion into water and their emersion out of the same."
    • Emersion (Astron) The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emersion The act of emerging; emergence: chiefly used in contrast with immersion, etc.
    • n emersion In astron.: The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; also, the time of reappearance: as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.
    • n emersion The heliacal rising of a star—that is, its reappearance just before sunrise after conjunction with the sun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Emersion act of emerging:
    • n Emersion (astron.) the reappearance of a heavenly body after being eclipsed by another or by the sun's brightness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. émersion,. See Emerge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. emergĕre, emersume, out of, mergĕre, to plunge.

Usage

In literature:

There has been an emersion.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
This evening, we observed an emersion of Jupiter's first satellite, which gave 214 deg.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
Hence the necessary emersion of the countries near the Pole.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
I then observed an emersion of Jupiter's first satellite, which gave 8 deg.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
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