Meaning of “appearance” - Learner’s Dictionary

appearance

noun us uk /əˈpɪərəns/
Extra Examples
Last week saw his final public appearance.It was her first appearance on television.It was his first public appearance as president.She made her last public appearance as the president's wife.He's always dressed very smartly for public appearances.
IN PUBLIC [ C ]

B2 an occasion when someone appears in public:

a television/public appearance
He made two appearances during his brief visit.
WAY YOU LOOK [ no plural ]

B1 the way a person or thing looks:

She's very concerned with her appearance.
ARRIVAL [ no plural ]

an occasion when you arrive somewhere or can be seen somewhere:

Her appearance at the party was a surprise.
→ Opposite disappearance
BECOMING AVAILABLE [ no plural ]

B2 the time when something starts to exist or becomes available:

The appearance of new products on the market has increased competition.

(Definition of “appearance” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)