December 24, 2018
advent (noun)
\AD-vent\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: the first appearance : arrival
How do you use it?
The early 20th century saw the advent of commercially baked, sliced, and prepackaged bread, made possible with new technologies that arose from the Industrial Revolution.
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"Advent" has an earlier meaning: what do you think it is?

If you chose D, you're right. The earliest meaning of "advent" (or, more properly, "Advent") in English is for a particular time in the Christian church right before Christmas. During Advent, Christians pray and reflect on the arrival of the baby Jesus--which makes etymological sense, as the word "advent" comes from the Latin verb "advenire," which means "to arrive." It wasn't too long before "advent" came to be used of any appearance or arrival. Today we see this broader meaning of "advent" in more formal use, such as in the example sentence above.
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