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noun arrival pronunciation in British English /əˈraɪv(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the time when someone or something arrives at a place from somewhere else

    Her arrival livened up the party.

    arrival of:

    The arrival of BA 106 from Boston has been delayed.

    on someone’s arrival (=as soon as they arrive):

    Parkes was arrested on her arrival from New York.

    1. a.
      the time when someone joins an organization or starts a new job

      Since his arrival at the club, he has brought in several star players.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the time when something begins or comes into existence
    arrival of:

    the arrival of spring

    Our lives have been revolutionized by the arrival of the personal computer.

  3. 3
    [countable] someone who has arrived or joined a group

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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