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"arrival" in British English

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arrivalnoun

uk   us   /əˈraɪ.vəl/
B1 [C or U] the ​fact of ​arrivingsomewhere: Hundreds ​gathered to ​await the boxer's arrival at the ​airport. On arrival at the ​policestation, they were taken to an ​interviewroom. We ​regret the late arrival of Flight 237. New arrivals (= ​people who have just come to a ​place) were being ​housed in ​refugeecamps. Sue and Michael are ​delighted to ​announce the arrival (= ​birth) of Emily, ​born on 21 ​August. The arrival (= ​introduction) of ​satellitetelevisionchanged the ​face of ​broadcasting. [C] informal a ​baby that has ​recently been ​born: Their new arrival was ​keeping them ​busy.

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(Definition of arrival from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arrival" in American English

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arrivalnoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈrɑɪ·vəl/
the ​act of someone or something that ​reaches a ​place or comes into ​existence, or a ​person or thing that ​reaches a ​place: [U] The arrival of the ​railroadchanged the ​western US. [U] The arrival of the new ​year was ​greeted with ​joy. [C] There were so many ​refugees that ​tents were ​needed to ​house new arrivals.
(Definition of arrival from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"arrival" in Business English

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arrivalnoun

uk   us   /əˈraɪvəl/
[C or U] the ​act of coming to a ​place: Two ​hours after the arrival of 500,000 ​newspapers, they are ​sorted into ​bundles for 2,000 newsagents.
[C] a ​person or thing that comes to a ​place: For the month of July, the ​airportranked 27th among 32 nationally in on-time arrivals. An older ​student was chosen to show the new arrivals around.
[S] WORKPLACE an occasion when someone ​starts a new ​job: With the arrival of a new ​chiefexecutive in July, there will be a refocusing of the ​business into a more cohesive ​unit.
[S] MARKETING the ​introduction of something new such as a ​product or ​service: With ​moves towards the Internet-on-TV ​model and the arrival of ​universalbroadbandaccess, things are ​changing.
arrivals TRANSPORT the ​area of an ​airport that ​deals with ​passengers that have just arrived: You will need to show your ​passport when you get to arrivals.
(Definition of arrival from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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