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appointment

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1 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty
  • the appointment of the mayor's husband to the Board of Health came as a surprise

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2 an agreement to be present at a specified time and place
  • I have a dental appointment for two o'clock tomorrow afternoon

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3 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
  • loved her latest appointment as an aide at the governor's office

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4 appointments plural the movable articles (such as tables and chairs) in a room
  • the yacht's staterooms have the most luxurious appointments imaginable

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The first known use of appointment was in the 15th century

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“Appointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/appointment. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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