appointment meaning

[ ə'pɔintmənt ] Pronunciation:   "appointment" in a sentence
  • Noun: appointment  u'poyntmunt
    1. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position
      "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
      - assignment, designation, naming 
    2. A meeting arranged in advance
      - date, engagement 
    3. (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
      - fitting 
    4. A person who is appointed to a job or position
      - appointee 
    5. The job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
      "he applied for an appointment in the treasury" 
    6. (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
      "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"

    Derived forms: appointments

    See also: appointive

    Type of: business, conclusion, decision, determination, disposal, disposition, furnishing, get together, individual, job, line, line of work, meeting, mortal, occupation, person, somebody, someone, soul

    Encyclopedia: Appointment

  • [Business]


    1 [C]

    a formal arrangement to meet or visit sb at a particular time, especially for a reason connected with work:

    She had an urgent appointment with a client.

    I made an appointment to see the Sales Manager.

    Tours of the factory can be arranged by appointment (= at a time that has been arranged in advance).

    ❖ to arrange/book/fix/have/make an appointment

    ◆ to keep/miss an appointment

    2 (HR ) [C,U]

    the act of choosing a person for a job or a position of responsibility:

    the appointment of a new administrative assistant

    her recent appointment to the post of Head of Finance

    He returned to the company to take up a new appointment as Director of Research.

    3 (HR ) [C]

    a job or a position of responsibility:

    promotion to a more senior appointment

  • [Law]

  • [Medicine]
    The different methods of scheduling patient visits,appointment systems,individual or group appointments,waiting times,waiting lists for hospitals,walk-in clinics,etc.


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  1. this appointment of time is not critical.
  2. the dining room was superb in its appointments.
  3. both appointments were almost inevitable.
  4. he insisted on an appointment with nixon.
  5. when is your next appointment?

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