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Appearance vs. Feature

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  • Appearance (noun)

    The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.

    "His sudden appearance surprised me."

  • Appearance (noun)

    Apparent likeness; the way which something or someone appears to others.

    "Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance."

  • Appearance (noun)

    That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality

    "Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist, while remaining under the physical appearance of bread and wine, becomes really and truly the body and the blood of Christ."

  • Appearance (noun)

    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.

    "A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator."

    "David Beckham's first appearance with the LA Galaxy at Giants Stadium against the New York Red Bulls last night drew a crowd of 66237."

  • Appearance (noun)

    An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance

  • Appearance (noun)

    Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

    "The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved."

  • Feature (noun)

    One's structure or make-up: form, shape, bodily proportions.

  • Feature (noun)

    An important or main item.

  • Feature (noun)

    Any of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.).

  • Feature (noun)

    A beneficial capability of a piece of software.

  • Feature (noun)

    The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic.

    "one of the features of the landscape"

  • Feature (noun)

    Something discerned from physical evidence that helps define, identify, characterize, and interpret an archeological site.

  • Feature (noun)

    Characteristic forms or shapes of parts. For example, a hole, boss, slot, cut, chamfer, or fillet.

  • Feature (noun)

    An individual measurable property or characteristic of a phenomenon being observed.

  • Feature (noun)

    The act of being featured in a piece of music.

  • Feature (noun)

    The elements into which linguistic units can be broken down.

    "gender|number|person|tense"

  • Feature (verb)

    To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.

  • Feature (verb)

    To star, to contain.

  • Feature (verb)

    To appear, to make an appearance.

  • Feature (verb)

    To have features resembling.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Appearance (noun)

    The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.

  • Appearance (noun)

    A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.

  • Appearance (noun)

    Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.

  • Appearance (noun)

    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.

  • Appearance (noun)

    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.

  • Appearance (noun)

    Probability; likelihood.

  • Appearance (noun)

    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.

  • Feature (noun)

    The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.

  • Feature (noun)

    The make, cast, or appearance of the human face, and especially of any single part of the face; a lineament. (pl.) The face, the countenance.

  • Feature (noun)

    The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape.

  • Feature (noun)

    A form; a shape.

Webster Dictionary
  • Appearance (noun)

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

  • Appearance (noun)

    a mental representation;

    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

  • Appearance (noun)

    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"

  • Appearance (noun)

    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"

  • Feature (noun)

    a prominent aspect of something;

    "the map showed roads and other features"

    "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

  • Feature (noun)

    the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin;

    "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"

    "his lineaments were very regular"

  • Feature (noun)

    the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater;

    "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"

  • Feature (noun)

    a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine;

    "they ran a feature on retirement planning"

  • Feature (noun)

    an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles

  • Feature (verb)

    have as a feature;

    "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

  • Feature (verb)

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;

    "she was sporting a new hat"

Princeton's WordNet

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