appointment

appointment
ap|point|ment [ ə`pɔıntmənt ] noun ***
1. ) count an arrangement to see someone at a particular time, especially for a business meeting or to get a professional service:
make an appointment: Sue called to make a dental appointment.
appointment with: I'd like to make an appointment with the doctor.
appointment to do something: I have an appointment to see my lawyer next Saturday.
keep an appointment (=go to an appointment that you have arranged): Please notify us if you are unable to keep your appointment.
by appointment (=at a time already arranged): Viewing of the property is by appointment only.
2. ) count or uncount the fact of being given a new job, especially an important one:
appointment as/to: his appointment as governor of California/to the governorship of California
a ) count a job, especially an important job:
Her first academic appointment was as an assistant professor at Yale.
Internal appointments are advertised on the bulletin board.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Appointment — may refer to a number of things, including the following:*An appointment is a time reserved for something such as a doctor visit, much like a reservation. *An appointment, in government also refers to the assignment of a person by an official to… …   Wikipedia

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  • appointment — The act of designating, or the acquisition of some, responsibility or position. For example, the Court can appoint a Trustee in Bankruptcy as Receiver of some property. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • appointment — (n.) early 15c., an agreement, also a fixing of a date for official business, from M.Fr. apointement, from apointer (see APPOINT (Cf. appoint)). Meaning act of placing in office is attested from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • appointment — *engagement, rendezvous, tryst, assignation, date …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • appointment — ap|point|ment W2S1 [əˈpɔıntmənt] n 1.) an arrangement for a meeting at an agreed time and place, for a particular purpose appointment with ▪ She has an appointment with a client at 10.30. ▪ You should phone his secretary if you want to make an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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