[syn: emergence, emersion]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Emersion \E*mer"sion\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]mersion. See Emerge.]
1. The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as,
emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or
Their immersion into water and their emersion out of
the same. --Knatchbull.
2. (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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an
eclipse [syn: egress, emersion] [ant: immersion,
2: the act of emerging [syn: emergence, emersion]