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English noun: advent

1. advent (act) arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)


SamplesThe advent of the computer.


Synonymscoming


Broader (hypernym)arrival, reaching

2. Advent (time) the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas


Broader (hypernym)season


Part holonymAdvent Sunday


Part meronymchurch calendar, ecclesiastical calendar

3. Advent (event) (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment


SynonymsParousia, Second Advent, Second Coming, Second Coming of Christ


Instance hypernymmanifestation


Domain categoryChristian theology









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