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Meaning of coming-out

com•ing-out

Pronunciation: (kum'ing out'), [key]
— n.
  1. a debut into society, esp. a formal debut by a debutante.
  2. an acknowledgment of one's homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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