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appointment

noun uk   /əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/ us  

appointment noun (ARRANGEMENT)

A2 [C] a formal arrangement to meet or visit someone at a particular time and place: I'd like to make an appointment with Dr Evans, please. She had to cancel her dental appointment. [+ to infinitive] I've got an appointment to see Ms Edwards at two o'clock. I've got a two o'clock appointment with Ms Edwards. If he didn't have a secretary to remind him, he wouldn't keep (= remember to be present at) any of his appointments. That's the second appointment he's missed.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings by appointment at a previously arranged time: House for sale, two bedrooms. Viewing by appointment only.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings

appointment noun (JOB)

C2 [C or U] the act of officially choosing someone for a job, or the job itself: his appointment as senior lecturer We would like to announce the appointment of Julia Lewis as head of sales. Our department expects to make five new appointments (= appoint five new people) this year alone.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs by appointment in the UK, used by businesses to show that their goods and services are sold to the Queen: Carter's Ltd, confectioners by appointment to the QueenBusiness and commerce - general words
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