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appointment

noun ap·point·ment \ə-ˈpint-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

Full Definition of APPOINTMENT

1
a :  an act of appointing :  designation
b :  the designation by virtue of a vested power of a person to enjoy an estate
2
:  an arrangement for a meeting :  engagement <an appointment for an interview>
3
:  equipment, furnishings —usually used in plural <expensive homes with luxurious appointments>
4
:  a nonelective office or position <holds an academic appointment>
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Examples of APPOINTMENT

  1. I'm late for an appointment.
  2. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning at nine o'clock.
  3. The court ordered the appointment of an attorney to represent the child.
  4. the appointment of a committee
  5. the appointment of the new secretary of state
  6. Did he get his job by appointment or election?
  7. He now holds an appointment from the President.
  8. her appointment as ambassador to Spain

First Known Use of APPOINTMENT

15th century

Rhymes with APPOINTMENT

APPOINTMENTS Defined for Kids

appointment

noun ap·point·ment \ə-ˈpint-mənt\

Definition of APPOINTMENT for Kids

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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