Definition of appointment
1 : an arrangement for a meeting : engagement She has an appointment for an interview tomorrow.
3 : a nonelective office or position holds an academic appointment
Examples of appointment in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of appointment from the Web
Physicals will be offered by appointment from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 10, 12, 18 and 20.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced the appointment of Catherine Marchi-Uhel who has been serving as the ombudsperson for the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 816-336-1888.
In February, a White House press release announced the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as White House social secretary.
In his opening statement, defense attorney Lemuel Stigler said Holmes had made an appointment for the baby for July 5, 2016, but didn't tell McMillan.
United midfielder Bashkim Kadrii has his visa appointment Thursday in his native Denmark and could return to the club this weekend, Heath said.
The appointment of Mohammad bin Salman, 31, as Saudi Arabia’s next king will accelerate his radical reform and further solidify the U.S.-Saudi partnership.
The United Federation of Teachers could potentially use its leverage with the borough presidents to influence their appointments.
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APPOINTMENT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of appointment for Students
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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