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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pear·ance /əˈpɪrən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·pear·ance /əˈpɪrən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pear·ance n.
 1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
 2. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
 3. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
 And now am come to see . . .
 It thy appearance answer loud report.   --Milton.
 4. Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.
    There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire.   --Num. ix. 15.
    For man looketh on the outward appearance.   --1 Sam. xvi. 7.
    Judge not according to the appearance.   --John. vii. 24.
 5. The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
 Will he now retire,
 After appearance, and again prolong
 Our expectation?   --Milton.
 6. Probability; likelihood. [Obs.]
    There is that which hath no appearance.   --Bacon.
 7. Law The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.
 To put in an appearance, to be present; to appear in person.
 To save appearances, to preserve a fair outward show.
 Syn: -- Coming; arrival; presence; semblance; pretense; air; look; manner; mien; figure; aspect.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing [syn: visual
      2: the event of coming into sight [ant: disappearance]
      3: formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in
         an action [syn: 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" [ant: disappearance]
      6: 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" [syn: show]