appointment

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noun ap·point·ment \ə-ˈpȯint-mənt\

Definition of appointment

  1. 1 :  an arrangement for a meeting :  engagement She has an appointment for an interview tomorrow.

  2. 2 :  equipment, furnishings —usually plural expensive homes with luxurious appointments

  3. 3 :  a nonelective office or position holds an academic appointment

  4. 4a :  an act of appointing someone or something :  designationb law :  the designation by virtue of a vested power of a person to enjoy an estate

Examples of appointment in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of appointment from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of appointment

see appoint



APPOINTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

appointment

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Definition of appointment for English Language Learners

  • : 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


APPOINTMENT Defined for Kids

appointment

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noun ap·point·ment \ə-ˈpȯint-mənt\

Definition of appointment for Students

  1. 1 :  an agreement to meet at a fixed time an eight-o'clock doctor's appointment

  2. 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. 3 :  a position or office to which a person is named her appointment as ambassador

  4. 4 appointments plural :  furnishings



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