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arrival

noun
 
 
/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 airport ranked 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 chief executive 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 universal broadband access, 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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