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Definition of Appearance

Appearance

  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.
  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.
  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.
  6. Probability; likelihood.
  7. 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.

Appearance Quotations

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
Albert Einstein

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.
Dalai Lama

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle
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Appearance Translations

appearance in Danish is fremkomst, syn
appearance in Dutch is verschijning, verschijnen
appearance in French is spectacle, aspect, allure, apparence, apparition
appearance in German is Aussehen {n}, Erscheinung {f}, Anschein {m}
appearance in Italian is venni, apparenza, fenomeno, esteriore
appearance in Latin is vulticulus, facies
appearance in Spanish is aspecto, aparcia, vista, aparecimiento

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