appointment · noun /əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/Full view
A2 C a time you have arranged to meet someone or go somewhere
Dictionary examples:

a dentist/doctor's appointment

I'd like to make an appointment to see Doctor Evans, please.

I canceled the appointment.

I've got a two o'clock appointment.

That's the second appointment he's missed.

Learner example:

My mother is taking me to a dentist appointment. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Malay)

appointment (JOB)
C2 C or U when you officially choose someone for an important job, or the job itself
Dictionary examples:

the appointment of three new teachers

a temporary appointment

Learner example:

His outstanding successful work on fowl vaccine was rewarded by his appointment to lecturer in veterinary microbiology and hygiene. Soon all vet students liked him very much. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; German)

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