1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.
  2. A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.
  3. Personal presence; look; aspect; mien.
  4. Apparent likeness; external show; how something appears to others.
  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.
  6. 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.
  7. Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

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