appointment

[ uh-point-muhnt ]
/ əˈpɔɪnt mənt /
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noun

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Origin of appointment

1375–1425; late Middle English apoynt(e)ment<Middle French ap(p)ointement.See appoint, -ment

synonym study for appointment

4. Appointment, office, post, station all refer to kinds of duty or employment. Appointment refers to a position to which one is assigned, as by a high government official. Office often suggests a position of trust or authority. Post is usually restricted to a military or other public position, as of a diplomat, although it may also refer to a teaching position. Both post and station may refer to the place where a person is assigned to work.

OTHER WORDS FROM appointment

pro·ap·point·ment, adjectivere·ap·point·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appointment

appointment
/ (əˈpɔɪntmənt) /

noun

an arrangement to meet a person or be at a place at a certain time
the act of placing in a job or position
the person who receives such a job or position
the job or position to which such a person is appointed
(usually plural) a fixture or fitting
property law nomination to an interest in property under a deed or will
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Idioms and Phrases with appointment

appointment

see make an appointment.

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