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e·mer·gence

(ē-mĕr'jens),
1. Recovery of normal function following a period of unconsciousness, especially that associated with a general anesthetic.
2.

e·mer·gence

(ē-mĕr'jĕns)
1. A stage in recovery from general anesthesia that includes a return to spontaneous breathing, voluntary swallowing, and normal consciousness.
2. In microbiology, the appearance and identification of new microorganisms or strains of previously identified species.
[L. emergo, arise, come forth]

e·mer·gence

(ē-mĕr'jĕns)
Stage in recovery from general anesthesia that includes return to spontaneous breathing, voluntary swallowing, and normal consciousness.
[L. emergo, arise, come forth]
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The relatively fixed legal fabric in advanced capitalist societies is an emergent phenomenon never before present.
The rule of law society as an emergent phenomenon is not about the legal system itself, but law and society together.
Necessary for the rule of law is the presence of an entrenched tradition of specialists monopolizing legal knowledge (the third emergent phenomenon).
The contextual conditions that served as antecedents for the emergent phenomenon of American Indian secondary career development process included gender, age, ethnicity, cultural expectations, and SES.
An emergent phenomenon of American Indian postsecondary transition and retention.
These properties can guide designers to build systems which provide emergent phenomenon.
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.
It may be objected to the picture that I have been presenting of consciousness as a strongly emergent phenomenon that it presupposes that consciousness is a substance--a kind of stuff--rather than a property (or "feature") of the brain, as Searle regards it.
A candle flame is a more advanced emergent phenomenon, because, within some limits, it is self-maintaining.
Our main point is that knowing is an emergent phenomenon, and not just any kind.
Referring to the schematization of an organism as one huge triangle containing smaller triangles that was used in section 1, each one of those triangles--from biggest to smallest--represents a biologically emergent phenomenon. For example, although the organelles of a cell themselves are made up of physico-chemical entities, they engage in coordinated kinds of activities that benefit the overall homeostasis of the cell; so too, although kidney cells are made up of organelles, which are made up of physico-chemical entities, the kidney cells themselves engage in coordinated activities that benefit the homeostasis of the kidney; and so on up the hierarchy of the mammal (see the final section of Kaneto, Morrissey, McCracken, Reyes, and Klahr, 1998).