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arrival

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