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noun appointment pronunciation in American English /əˈpɔɪntmənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an arrangement to see someone at a particular time, especially for a business meeting or to get a professional service
    make an appointment: Why don’t you make an appointment with one of our doctors?
    appointment with: I’d like to arrange an appointment with the headteacher.
    appointment to do something: I have an appointment to see my lawyer next Saturday.
    keep an appointment (=go to an appointment that you have arranged): Please notify us if you are unable to keep your appointment.
    by appointment: Viewing of the property is by appointment only.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the fact of being given a new job, especially an important one
    appointment as/to: his appointment as governor of California/to the governorship of California
    1. a.
      [countable] a job, especially an important job
      Her first academic appointment was as an assistant professor at Yale.
      Internal appointments are advertised on the bulletin board.

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