Definition of appointment
- She has an appointment for an interview tomorrow.
- holds an academic 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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: 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
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