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appointment

noun (JOB)    /əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/
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
(Definition of appointment noun (JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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