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appointment

noun
     
ap‧point‧ment S1 W2
1 [countable] an arrangement for a meeting at an agreed time and place, for a particular purposeCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
have an appointment make an appointment an appointment to do something book an appointment British English schedule an appointment American English (=make an appointment) cancel an appointment miss an appointment keep an appointment (=go to an appointment you have arranged) doctor's/dentist's/dental appointment by appointment (only) (=only if you make an appointment in advance)
appointment with
She has an appointment with a client at 10.30.
You should phone his secretary if you want to make an appointment.
I have an appointment to see the doctor.
Please give us plenty of notice if you have to cancel an appointment.
For the third time in a row, she had failed to keep her appointment .
I was already forty-five minutes late for a dental appointment.
All consultations are by appointment only.
2 [uncountable and countable] when someone is chosen for a position or job
appointment of
Other changes included the appointment of a new Foreign Minister.
appointment as
They congratulated him on his appointment as chairman.
3 [countable] a job or position, usually involving some responsibility
appointment as
He has taken up an appointment as Professor of Chemistry.
4

by appointment to the Queen

British EnglishBB a phrase that can be used by a business that sells goods or services to the Queen

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