Meaning of APPEARANCE in English

APPEARANCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈpir-ən(t)s ]

noun

Date: 14th century

1.

a. : external show : semblance

although hostile, he preserved an appearance of neutrality

b. : outward aspect : look

had a fierce appearance

c. plural : outward indication

trying to keep up appearance s

2.

a. : a sense impression or aspect of a thing

the blue of distant hills is only an appearance

b. : the world of sensible phenomena

3.

a. : the act, action, or process of appearing

b. : the presentation of oneself in court as a party to an action often through the representation of an attorney

4.

a. : something that appears : phenomenon

b. : an instance of appearing : occurrence

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