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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. b.


      [plural] planes, trains, or buses that have just arrived at a place after a journey
      Check the airport monitors for arrivals and departures.
      the arrivals board
  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
    Early arrivals get all the best parking spaces.
    Joe greeted the new arrivals.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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