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appearance

noun  /əˈpɪər·əns/ us  

appearance noun (HOW IT SEEMS)

[U] the way a person or thing looks or seems to other people: The most striking feature of his appearance was his long hair.

appearance noun (PERFORMANCE)

[C] a public performance in a play, movie, dance, or other similar event: Her only screen appearances were in two made-for-television movies.

appearance noun (BEING PRESENT)

[C] the act of becoming noticeable or the fact of being present: It was his first television appearance.
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