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appearance

noun
 
 
/əˈpɪərəns/
IN PUBLIC [C] B2 an occasion when someone appears in public: a television/public appearance He made two appearances during his brief visit.Appearing and disappearing
WAY YOU LOOK [no plural] B1 the way a person or thing looks: She's very concerned with her appearance.Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
ARRIVAL [no plural] an occasion when you arrive somewhere or can be seen somewhere: Her appearance at the party was a surprise. →  Opposite disappearance Appearing and disappearing
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.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible
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