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English noun: appointment

1. appointment (act) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position


SamplesThe appointment had to be approved by the whole committee.


Synonymsassignment, designation, naming


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, decision, determination


Narrower (hyponym)co-optation, co-option, delegacy, nomination, ordinance, ordination, recognition

2. appointment (group) a meeting arranged in advance


SamplesShe asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date.


Synonymsdate, engagement


Broader (hypernym)get together, meeting


Narrower (hyponym)blind date, double date, rendezvous, tryst


Member holonymdate, escort

3. appointment (artifact) (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)


Synonymsfitting


Broader (hypernym)furnishing


Domain usageplural, plural form

4. appointment (person) a person who is appointed to a job or position


Synonymsappointee


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

5. appointment (act) the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed


SamplesHe applied for an appointment in the treasury.


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

6. appointment (act) (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment


SamplesShe allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment.


Broader (hypernym)disposal, disposition


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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