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engagement

noun [C]  /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ·mənt/ us  

engagement noun [C] (ARRANGEMENT TO MEET)

an arrangement to do something or meet someone at a particular time and place: We have a dinner engagement Thursday. The Dance Theatre of Harlem began a two-week engagement at the Kennedy Center. The governor has numerous speaking engagements (= arrangements to give formal speeches) next month.

engagement noun [C] (BEGIN FIGHTING)

the act of beginning to fight someone, or a period of time in a war: a military engagement
the act of promising that you intend to marry, or the state of having decided to get married: They announced their engagement.
(Definition of engagement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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