Emersion vs. Immersion - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Emersion (noun)

    Emergence, especially from the water.

  • Emersion (noun)

    The reappearance of a heavenly body after being eclipsed by another or by the sun's brightness.

  • Immersion (noun)

    The act of immersing or the condition of being immersed.

  • Immersion (noun)

    The total submerging of a person in water as an act of baptism.

  • Immersion (noun)

    An immersion heater.

  • Immersion (noun)

    A smooth map whose differential is everywhere injective, related to the mathematical concept of an embedding.

  • Immersion (noun)

    The disappearance of a celestial body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; opposed to emersion.

  • Immersion (noun)

    A form of foreign-language teaching where the language is used intensively to teach other subjects to a student.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Emersion (noun)

    the process of emerging from water after being submerged

    "some coral species can survive emersion for up to three hours"

  • Emersion (noun)

    the reappearance of a celestial body after its eclipse or occultation.

  • Immersion (noun)

    the action of immersing someone or something in a liquid

    "his back was still raw from immersion in the icy Atlantic sea"

  • Immersion (noun)

    baptism by immersing a person bodily (but not necessarily completely) in water.

  • Immersion (noun)

    deep mental involvement in something

    "a week's immersion in the culinary heritage of Puglia"

  • Immersion (noun)

    a method of teaching a foreign language by the exclusive use of that language

    "an immersion school"

    "as a teacher she advocates learning by immersion"

  • Immersion (noun)

    the disappearance of a celestial body in the shadow of or behind another.

Webster Dictionary

  • Emersion (noun)

    The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as, emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or difficulties.

  • Emersion (noun)

    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.

  • Immersion (noun)

    The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx.

  • Immersion (noun)

    Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.

  • Immersion (noun)

    The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.

  • Immersion (noun)

    The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; - opposed to emersion.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Emersion (noun)

    (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse

  • Emersion (noun)

    the act of emerging

  • Immersion (noun)

    sinking until covered completely with water

  • Immersion (noun)

    (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse

  • Immersion (noun)

    complete attention; intense mental effort

  • Immersion (noun)

    a form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged

  • Immersion (noun)

    the act of wetting something by submerging it

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