Definition of 'appointment'
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We make the appointment with two minutes to spare. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Make an appointment to see your doctor together and ask for a referral to get some specialist fertility advice. The Sun (2016)It is unacceptable that a patient risks an illness not being spotted quickly enough because they cannot get an appointment. The Sun (2016)His appointment makes it much more likely that the federal government will offset tax cuts with big reductions in spending elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Talk it through, explain your concerns and encourage her to make an appointment. The Sun (2016)I go with them to their first appointment to make sure they are not being pushed into anything. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is great news... so long as you can get an appointment, of course. The Sun (2016)The GPs crisis leapt up to bite us when A&Es became thronged with people unable to get an appointment. The Sun (2016)Can't get an appointment with your GP? The Sun (2016)That's a whole working week of commuters not being able to get to their jobs, people missing specialist medical appointments and families being put under pressure. The Sun (2016)She had to wait a month for an appointment with a specialist. The Sun (2014)You have to make an appointment well in advance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Eating it always made me feel ashamed and in need of an urgent dental appointment. The Sun (2013)And they may reserve some appointments for working people who have trouble booking slots in normal hours. The Sun (2014)Others failed to turn up for job centre appointments. The Sun (2014)The appointment of trade ministers with business backgrounds has helped to change the culture from the top. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was on time for the appointment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why was the appointment not announced when the annual report and agenda was published? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are often too ill to work and must pay to get to hospital appointments. The Sun (2015)So will a larger lay input into the most senior appointments make a difference? Times, Sunday Times (2013)From this it follows that the involvement of ministers in public appointments should be limited and formal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has been promised an appointment any time these six months. Vanity Fair (1837)It takes two weeks for the person to get an appointment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So why not take a deep breath and make an appointment? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cue an appointment with a specialist. The Sun (2013)Who runs to a dental appointment? Times, Sunday Times (2006)When a bold appointment does not work out, chairmen go with tried and trusted. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has been referred for an appointment with a specialist but we haven't heard anything yet. The Sun (2012)Otherwise, sort out a dental appointment in due course. The Sun (2013)I suggest making an appointment with this person. Christianity Today (2000)Hospitals were supposed to tell patients in advance if their appointment would be affected by industrial action but some found out only when they turned up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Patients would also get the right to book an appointment further in advance with the GP of their choice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Government is expected to announce the appointment of a chief construction adviser as soon as this week, according to reports. Times, Sunday Times (2009)UK and Polish businesses and saved more than 1,000 jobs after the appointment of administrators to the parent company. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'appointment'
British English: appointment /əˈpɔɪntmənt/ NOUN
person The appointment of a person to a particular job is the choice of that person to do it.
...his appointment as foreign minister.
- American English: appointment
- Arabic: موعد
- Brazilian Portuguese: compromisso
- Chinese: 任命
- Croatian: imenovanje
- Czech: jmenování do funkce
- Danish: udnævnelse
- Dutch: aanstelling
- European Spanish: nombramiento encuentro
- Finnish: tapaaminen varattu aika
- French: rendez-vous
- German: Verabredung
- Greek: ραντεβού
- Italian: appuntamento
- Japanese: 予約
- Korean: 약속
- Norwegian: avtale
- Polish: spotkanie wizyta
- European Portuguese: nomeação
- Romanian: numireîntr-o funcție
- Russian: назначение
- Spanish: cita encuentro
- Swedish: utnämning
- Thai: การแต่งตั้ง
- Turkish: randevu
- Ukrainian: призначення
- Vietnamese: sự bổ nhiệm
British English: appointment NOUN
meeting If you have an appointment with someone, you have arranged to see them at a particular time.
She has an appointment with her accountant.
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