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Dictionary definition for: Appearance

1. (n) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

2. (n) the event of coming into sight

3. (n) formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

4. (n) a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

5. (n) 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. (n) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"

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