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com·ing-out

(kŭm′ĭng-out′) also coming out
n.
1. A social debut.
2. A revelation or acknowledgment that one is a gay man, a lesbian, or a bisexual.

com′ing-out′



n.
1. debut (def. 2).
2. an acknowledgment of one's homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.
[1805–15]
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coming-out

noun
The instance or occasion of being presented for the first time to society:
Translations

coming-out

[ˈkʌmɪŋˈaʊt] Npresentación f en sociedad

coming-out

ngesellschaftliches Debüt, (offizielle) Einführung in die Gesellschaft; (of homosexual, lesbian)Coming-out nt; coming-out partyDebütantinnenparty f
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Amy chirped like a cricket, and Jo wandered through the airs at her own sweet will, always coming out at the wrong place with a croak or a quaver that spoiled the most pensive tune.
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For all linear, passive interconnects, which includes all interconnects except those with ferrites, the frequency of the sine wave coming out will always be exactly the same as the frequency of the sine wave that has entered.