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appear on

1. To suddenly become visible on something. That cat just appeared on my porch! Is he yours? The rash first appeared on my daughter last night, doctor.
2. To act, typically on television or in a play. Early in her acting career, she appeared on many TV shows. That actress hasn't appeared on stage in years.
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appear (up)on something

to arrive and be seen on something. (Upon is more formal and less commonly used than on.) A fly appeared on the sterile bandages. A small bird appeared on our mailbox.
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References in classic literature ?
And now another newcomer appears on the field, to wit, the under-porter, with his long brush and great wooden receptacle for dust under his arm.
Now, the manual keying process is gone because the technology automatically captures vital invoice data regardless of where it appears on the document, and the data-validation process is much easier because there is lower probability of human error during the inputting of data.