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arrival

noun
 
 
/əˈraɪvəl/
ARRIVING [U] B1 an occasion when someone or something arrives somewhere: He first met Panos soon after his arrival in Greece. There was a car waiting for him on arrival.Arrivals and departures
BECOME AVAILABLE [U] the time when something new is discovered or created or becomes available: The town grew rapidly with the arrival of the railway.NewModern and fashionable
NEW PERSON/THING [C] a new thing or person that has arrived: Two teachers were there to greet the new arrivals.Arrivals and departures
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