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Arrivals and entrances

arrival

noun

the time when someone or something arrives at a place from somewhere else

entry

noun

the act of entering a place

homecoming

noun

an occasion when someone returns to a place where they used to live, work, or study

comings and goings

noun

activity consisting of people arriving and leaving many times

entrance

noun

the act of going into a place

invasion

noun

a situation in which a large number of people or things come to a place at the same time, especially in an annoying way

turnover

noun

the rate at which people leave a place and new people arrive

incursion

noun

a situation in which someone or something enters an area where they do not belong

ingress

noun

the action of entering a place, or the right to enter a place

re-entry

noun

a situation in which someone returns to something such as a place or activity

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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