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noun appointment pronunciation in British 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: Mr Toubon’s appointment as mayor/to the mayoralty
    1. a.
      [countable] a job, especially an important job
      Her first academic appointment was as a lecturer at Manchester University.
      Internal appointments are advertised on the noticeboard.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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