appointment

Definitions

  • Appointed Cows to Furnish Milk--4-51-500
    Appointed Cows to Furnish Milk--4-51-500
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n appointment (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"
    • n appointment the act of putting a person into a non-elective position "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
    • n appointment the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"
    • n appointment (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
    • n appointment a meeting arranged in advance "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
    • n appointment a person who is appointed to a job or position
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic Church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.
    • Appointment A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment .
    • Appointment An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. "An expense proportioned to his appointments and fortune is necessary."
    • Appointment Decree; direction; established order or constitution; as, to submit to the divine appointments . "According to the appointment of the priests."
    • Appointment Equipment, furniture, as for a ship or an army; whatever is appointed for use and management; outfit; pl the accouterments of military officers or soldiers, as belts, sashes, swords. "The cavaliers emulated their chief in the richness of their appointments .""I'll prove it in my shackles, with these hands
      Void of appointment , that thou liest."
    • Appointment Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement; as, they made an appointment to meet at six.
    • Appointment The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust; as, he erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.
    • Appointment (Law) The exercise of the power of designating (under a “power of appointment”) a person to enjoy an estate or other specific property; also, the instrument by which the designation is made.
    • Appointment The state of being appointed to some service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position; an, the appointment of treasurer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When he resigned in 1923 because of illegal behavior in the Teapot Dome Affair, Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was offered an appointment to the Supreme Court by President Harding. In 1931, Fall was tried and found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
    • n appointment The act of appointing, designating, or placing in office: as, he erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.
    • n appointment An office held by a person appointed: as, a high appointment in the civil service.
    • n appointment Stipulation; engagement; assignation; the act of fixing by mutual agreement: as, an appointment to meet at six o'clock.
    • n appointment Anything fixed or established; established order or constitution; decree; ordinance; direction; order; command: as, it is our duty to submit to the divine appointments.
    • n appointment Equipment, furniture, outfit, as for a ship, an army, a soldier, etc.; whatever is appointed for use and management; accoutrements: in this sense generally used in the plural.
    • n appointment The act of preparing; preparation.
    • n appointment An allowance to a person; a salary or pension, as of a public officer: properly used only in the plural.
    • n appointment In law, the act of appointing or designating the beneficiary who is to take the use of an estate created under a preceding deed or will. See appoint, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gerald Ford was one of the members of the Warren Commission appointed to study the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    • n Appointment settlement: engagement: direction: situation: arrangement: :
    • n Appointment (obs.) allowance paid to a public officer
    • n Appointment (pl.) equipments
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Quotations

  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “Man appoints, and God disappoints.”
  • A. B. Simpson
    A. B. Simpson
    “I like to interpose in all of my appointments, if the Lord wills.”
  • Herodotus
    Herodotus
    “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. [The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service]”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “The house appointed for all the living.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. appointement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. apointer, Low L. appunctare—L. ad, to, punctum, a point. See Point.

Usage

In literature:

Dom Pedro had agreed that his daughter should marry Miguel, who was in 1827 appointed Regent.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
I shall appoint him captain.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
November 20th, 1871, he was appointed collector of the port of New York, and re-appointed in 1875.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Davenport, who had been appointed Transport Officer.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
But Marshall withdrew his resolution, and a committee of sixty was appointed, with power to summon the people.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
In his will we see the effect of the Greek Church, for he specially appointed his eldest son Isiaslaf as his successor.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
They found, too, their appointments too narrow, being confined to the article of commerce.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
No abbot had been appointed by William II., and the works had consequently been suspended for seven years.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
Their number is unlimited, and the only qualification necessary for appointment is British nativity.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The first Professor appointed to assume active duties was the Rev.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
William Henry Harrison was appointed governor.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Besides the appointment of nurses the position of Miss Dix imposed upon her numerous and onerous duties.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
The appointment of the judges was by general consent, at this stage of the proceedings, vested in the Senate.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
The man appointed was unworthy of any place of important trust.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
Appointed Post Master General March 9, 1829.
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook
M^r Wilson renewed his declarations in favor of an appointment by the people.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
The Griquas are still ruled by an officially appointed headman.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
The other, That thei be ministred in sic elementis, and in sic sorte as God hath appointed.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
In 1897 the emperor appointed him a member of the upper house.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
Lincoln bounded between them and their appointed victim.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
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In poetry:

O may thy grace its power display,
Let guilt and death no longer reign;
Save me in thine appointed way,
Nor let my humble faith be vain.
"Hymn 35 part 1" by Isaac Watts
And fills the vessel of the state
With all she owns of wealth and hope,
Patient, content to work and wait
Through life's appointed scope, --
"Ten Years After - Easter Sunday" by Annie Adams Fields
Till her appointed course be run;
Till on the darkness faint her breath,
Flown to the silent void, and Death
Sit crowned upon the ashen sun.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
When earth was covered with the flood,
Which high above the mountains stood,
He thundered, and the ocean fled,
Confined to its appointed bed.
"Psalm 104" by Isaac Watts
Once, in her dreams, he spoke out clearly, crying,
'I am the murderer, death.
I am the lover who keeps his appointment
At the doors of breath!'
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 10:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
There are so many hills leading upwards
It keeps me a longing for rest,
But he who appoints me my journey,
Knows just what is needful and best.
"Life What We Make It" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Announcing two new appointments simultaneously, the Indiana Supreme Court has chosen the state public defender and director of the Board of Law Examiners.
KidsPlant Distribution has been appointed by Redrover and ToonBox Entertainment as licensing agent for Bolts &.
He is the longtime Joe Biden aide appointed to fill Biden's Senate seat in 2008, who used the opportunity to make Wall Street squirm.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, all blood donor appointments at all Blood Bank of Delmarva locations are cancelled on Oct 29-30.
For more donation locations or to schedule an appointment, visit.
The American Red Cross has urgently requested that Bay Area residents make appointments now to donate blood.
His appointment gives the company 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent.
Pawlenty appoints Robert Bly as state's first poet laureate.
Robert Bly says he views his appointment as Minesota's first poet laureate as a chance "to make poetry in Minnesota better known".
It also followed an executive board session that had begun at 4:00 p.m. As of July 1, Scott Brech will begin his one-year appointment as a member of the school board.
Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Robert "Bob" Jacquart, of Ironwood, and Linda Kennedy, of Troy, to the Michigan Technological University Board of Control .
(Cleveland, Ohio) has been appointed exclusive representative for North America for Boart Ceramics GmbH's complete line of ceramic products.
Designed around a beautifully appointed Town Center, Holly Creek senior living community captures the spirit of true Colorado living.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will have recently appointed Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin on this week's edition of Wednesdays With Winnecke.
Gov Bill Bolling (R) said this week's impasse over judicial appointments reiterates the need for a new selection process.
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In science:

With set’s inverse image appointment f − : Y P → X P we define another 3 continuity properties: a turning mapping (f − )P (TY ) ≤ TX , a exhausting mapping (f − )P (TY ) ≥ TX , and an inverse image reflecting mapping (f − )− (TY ) ≤ TX .
United sight to an algebraic operations and convergence
The direct appointment for each set A ⊂ X appoints the set of points for which taken set is proximal, we shall call it a siding set with sign hAi ⊂ X .
United sight to an algebraic operations and convergence
John and Peter have an appointment, let us consider the following situation: (a) Peter knows the time of their appointment. (b) Peter also knows that John knows the place of their appointment.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
Moreover, (c) Peter’s wife knows that if Peter knows the time of their appointment, then John knows that too (since John and Peter are friends).
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
Finally, (d) Peter knows that if John knows the place and the time of their appointment, then John knows that he has an appointment.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
From this situation we want to prove (e) that each of the two friends knows that the other one knows that he has an appointment.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
As another example, suppose that the Un have some arbitrary distribution with Laplace transform φ(θ) = E (e−θUn ), and that there is a regular appointments system such that customer n arrives at clock time λ−1n + ǫn , where {ǫn} is a sequence of i.i.d. errors with Laplace transform ψ(θ) = E (e−θǫn ).
The associated random walk and martingales in random walks with stationary increments
By considering the special case φ(θ) = µ/(µ + θ), so that the Un are exponentially distributed, and the mean inter-arrival time and mean service time are λ−1 and µ−1 respectively as in the previous M /M /1 example, it is possible to compare an appointments system with random (Poisson) arrivals.
The associated random walk and martingales in random walks with stationary increments
For the value θ = µ − λ found in the case of random arrivals, we may compute φ(−θ) exp(−λ−1 θ) = (µ/λ) exp(1 − (µ/λ)) < 1, and so the actual value of the key parameter θ for the appointments system must be larger than for random arrivals.
The associated random walk and martingales in random walks with stationary increments
John Storey, of the University of New South Wales, has been appointed the first Chief Officer of AAA, which has set for itself several goals (see Storey, 2010).
Astronomy in Antarctica
Eric Feron is Dutton/Ducoffe professor of aerospace software engineering at Georgia Tech, USA. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, France, and Stanford University, USA, he has also held appointments with MIT, USA and ONERA, France.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
An amendment to a resolution concerning appointing a replacement senator from West Virginia.
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data
In the period of 2004 - 2008, Tamerlan Saidov was appointed as phdstudent at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Odessa I.I.
The Compactification Problems of Additional Dimensions in Multidimensional Cosmological Theories
In September 2009 he was appointed a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany.
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
In 2005 he was appointed first as a Lecturer and the n as Professor of Experimental Cosmology at the University of Oxford Department of Physics.
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
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