What is the meaning of appearance?


  • Outward or visible aspect of a person or thing.
  • The event of coming into sight.
  • Formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action.
  • A mental representation.
    • usage: "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
  • The act of appearing in public view.
    • usage: "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"
  • Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression.
    • usage: "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"
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APAWordNet. (2010). appearance. Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/appearance/definitions/1188756
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "appearance" http://smartdefine.org/appearance/definitions/1188756 (accessed June 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, appearance, Smart Define, viewed 25 June, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/appearance/definitions/1188756>.
MLAWordNet. "appearance" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/appearance/definitions/1188756>
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