Definitions for: Emersion


[n] the act of emerging
[n] (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
difficulties.

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.

Synonyms: egress, emergence

Antonyms: immersion, ingress

See Also: appearance, eclipse, occultation, reappearance

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