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"engagement" in British English

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engagementnoun

uk   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt/ us   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt/
  • engagement noun (MARRIAGE)

[C] an agreement to marry someone: They announced their engagement at the party on Saturday. an engagement party
  • engagement noun (INTEREST)

[U] the fact of being involved with something: He was known for his engagement with the problems of the most difficult students. their lack of engagement in politics
[U] the process of encouraging people to be interested in the work of an organization, etc.: This article outlines the council's communication and public engagement strategy. The charity is currently recruiting for an experienced engagement officer.
(Definition of engagement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"engagement" in American English

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engagementnoun [C]

us   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ·mənt/
  • 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)

"engagement" in Business English

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engagementnoun

uk   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt/ us  
[C] an arrangement to do something, or to be somewhere: a speaking/public engagement He is currently out of town on a speaking engagement.a prior/previous engagement I'm afraid she can't come; she has a previous engagement.
[U] HR the fact of employing someone: There were concerns about variability in the rates of pay and the terms of engagement of part-time tutors.
without engagement
COMMERCE used to show that something, for example a price, can be changed: Please contact us for a written offer without engagement.
(Definition of engagement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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