emergent evolution
noun Date: 1923 evolution that according to some theories involves the appearance of new characters and qualities at complex levels of organization (as the cell or organism) which cannot be predicted solely from the study of less complex levels (as the atom or molecule) — compare creative evolution

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  • emergent evolution — noun the appearance of entirely new properties at certain critical stages in the course of evolution • Hypernyms: ↑evolution, ↑organic evolution, ↑phylogeny, ↑phylogenesis * * * noun : evolution conceived as characterized by the appearance at… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • emergent — 1. Arising suddenly and unexpectedly, calling for quick judgment and prompt action. 2. Coming out; leaving a cavity or other part. * * * emer·gent i mər jənt adj calling for prompt or urgent action <an emergent condition in a hemophiliac> * …   Medical dictionary

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