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English noun: advent

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

SamplesThe advent of the computer.


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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