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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. by appointment at a previously arranged time: House for sale, two bedrooms. Viewing by appointment only.

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. 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 Queen
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