engagement

[en-geyj-muhnt]
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noun


Origin of engagement

First recorded in 1615–25; engage + -ment
Related formsnon·en·gage·ment, nounre·en·gage·ment, noun

Synonyms for engagement

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British Dictionary definitions for non-engagement

engagement

noun

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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Word Origin and History for non-engagement

engagement

n.

c.1600, "formal promise," from engage + -ment. Meaning "battle, fight" is from 1660s; promise-of-marriage sense is from 1742; meaning "appointment" is from 1806.

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non-engagement in Medicine

engagement

[ĕn-gājmənt]

n.

The entrance of the fetal head or presenting part into the upper opening of the maternal pelvis.
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