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  1. ap·pear·ance
    IPA[əˈpirəns]
  2. noun

    • 1. the way that someone or something looks:

      I like the appearance of stripped antique pine they are similar in appearance
      Synonym : look(s), air, aspect, mien, outward form
    • 2. an impression given by someone or something, although this may be misleading:

      she read it with every appearance of interest
      Synonym : impression, air, (outward) show, image, semblance, facade, veneer, guise, pretense, front, illusion
    • 3. an act of performing or participating in a public event:

      he is well-known for his television appearances
    • 4. an act of becoming visible or noticeable; an arrival:

      the sudden appearance of her daughter startled her
      Synonym : arrival, advent, coming, coming into view, emergence, materialization, surfacing
    • 5. a process of coming into existence or use:

      the appearance of the railroad
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: appearance, plural noun: appearances

    • noun

      the way that someone or something looks:

      an impression given by someone or something:

    • noun

      money paid to secure the appearance of a celebrity, typically a sports figure, at a particular event:
    • noun

      a player's turn at the plate, the total of which for any player includes all official at-bats plus appearances that resulted in a walk, sacrifice, etc.
    • noun

      failure to appear or be present, especially at a gathering or engagement or in a court of law:
    • noun

      money paid to secure the appearance of a celebrity, especially a sports player, at a particular event:
    • attend an event briefly, typically out of courtesy
    • attend an event briefly, typically out of courtesy
    • attend an event briefly, typically out of courtesy
    • attend an event briefly, especially as a matter of courtesy
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