noun ap·point·ment \ə-ˈpȯint-mənt\
: 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
a : an act of appointing : designation
b : the designation by virtue of a vested power of a person to enjoy an estate
: an arrangement for a meeting : engagement <an appointment for an interview>
: 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
First Known Use of APPOINTMENT
: an agreement to meet at a fixed time <an eight-o'clock doctor's appointment>
: 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.>
: a position or office to which a person is named <her appointment as ambassador>
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