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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

French engagement.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɡeɪd͡ʒ.mənt/
  • Hyphenation: en‧gage‧ment
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NounEdit

 
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engagement (countable and uncountable, plural engagements)

  1. (countable) an appointment, especially to speak or perform
    The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.
  2. (uncountable) connection or attachment
    Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.
  3. (uncountable, by extension, about human emotional state) the feeling of being compelled, drawn in, connected to what is happening, interested in what will happen next[1]
  4. (countable, uncountable) the period of time when marriage is planned or promised
    We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven't yet set a date.
  5. (countable, uncountable) In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.
    The engagement resulted in many casualties.
  6. (fencing, countable) the point at which the fencers are close enough to join blades, or to make an effective attack during an encounter.
    After engagement it quickly became clear which of the fencers was going to prevail.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Emery Schubert; Kim Vincs, Catherine J. Stevens (2013), “Identifying Regions of Good Agreement among Responders in Engagement with a Piece of Live Dance”, in Empirical Studies of the Arts[1], volume 31, issue 1, DOI:https://doi.org/10.2190/EM.31.1.a, pages 4

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

engager +‎ -ment.

NounEdit

engagement m (plural engagements)

  1. commitment
  2. engagement

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NounEdit

engagement m (plural engagements)

  1. (Jersey) engagement