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English definition of “appearance”

appearance

noun (BEING PRESENT)    /əˈpɪə.rəns/ US  /-ˈpɪr.əns/
B2 [C] an occasion when someone appears in public : It was his first appearance on television / television appearance as president . She will be making a public appearance, signing copies of her latest novel .Appearing and disappearing [C] an occasion when someone goes to court to be officially involved in a trial : This was the defendant's third court appearance for the same offence .Acting, rehearsing and performing B2 [C] a public performance by an entertainer : He made his first stage /TV appearance at the age of six.Acting, rehearsing and performing put in an appearance to be present somewhere for a short time : I didn't really want to go to the party , but I thought I'd better put in an appearance.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
(Definition of appearance noun (BEING PRESENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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