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Noun: appearance  u'peer-un(t)s
  1. Outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
    - visual aspect
  2. The event of coming into sight
  3. Formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    - appearing, coming into court
  4. A mental representation
    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
  5. The act of appearing in public view
    "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"
  6. Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
    "they try to keep up appearances";
    - show

Derived forms: appearances

Type of: arrival, attendance, attending, feigning, happening, internal representation, mental representation, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, pretence [Brit, Cdn], pretending, pretense [N. Amer], quality, representation, simulation

Antonym: disappearance, disappearing

Encyclopedia: Appearance