Simple Definition of appointment
: an agreement to meet with someone at a particular time
: the act of giving a particular job or position to someone : the act of appointing someone
: a job or duty that is given to a person : a position to which someone is appointed
Full Definition of appointment
2 : an arrangement for a meeting : engagement <an appointment for an interview>
4 : a nonelective office or position <holds an academic appointment>
Examples of appointment
I'm late for an appointment.
I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning at nine o'clock.
The court ordered the appointment of an attorney to represent the child.
the appointment of a committee
the appointment of the new secretary of state
Did he get his job by appointment or election?
He now holds an appointment from the President.
her appointment as ambassador to Spain
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APPOINTMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of appointment
1 : an agreement to meet at a fixed time <an eight-o'clock doctor's appointment>
2 : the act of choosing for a position or office or of being chosen for a position or office <She became less popular after her appointment as director.>
3 : a position or office to which a person is named <her appointment as ambassador>
4 appointments plural : furnishings
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