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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)


Broader (hypernym)furnishing

Domain usageplural, plural form

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


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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