[ en-geyj-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt /
an appointment or arrangement: a business engagement.
betrothal: They announced their engagement.
a pledge; an obligation or agreement: All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements.
employment, or a period or post of employment, especially in the performing arts: Her engagement at the nightclub will last five weeks.
an encounter, conflict, or battle: We have had two very costly engagements with the enemy this week alone.
Mechanics. the act or state of interlocking.
engagements, Commerce. financial obligations.
Words nearby engagement
OTHER WORDS FROM engagementnon·en·gage·ment, nounre·en·gage·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-engagement
/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt) /
a pledge of marriage; betrothal
an appointment or arrangement, esp for business or social purposes
the act of engaging or condition of being engaged
a promise, obligation, or other condition that binds
a period of employment, esp a limited period
an action; battle
(plural) financial obligations
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Medical definitions for non-engagement
[ ĕn-gāj′mənt ]
The entrance of the fetal head or presenting part into the upper opening of the maternal pelvis.
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