(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. meeting, interview, engagement; office; rendezvous, tryst, date (inf.). See business, sociality, commission.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of appointing]
Syn. designation, election, selection, nomination, approval, choice, promotion, placing in office, ordination, assignment, assigning, commissioning, authorization, installation, deputation, delegation, delegating, certification, empowering.
2. [An engagement]
Syn. interview, meeting, arrangement, engagement, rendezvous, assignment, invitation, errand, date, assignation, tryst.
3. [A position]
Syn. office, post, employment, placement; see job 1 , profession 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. designation naming, nomination, selection, assignment, installation, placement, job, office, position, *gig.
2. engagement assignment, rendezvous, meeting, date, tryst.
3. furnishing equipment, accoutrement, outfit, accessory, fitting, trapping.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of appointing to an office or position: designation, nomination. See CHOICE. 2. A post of employment: berth, billet, job, office, place, position, situation, slot, spot. Slang: gig. See PLACE. 3. A commitment to appear at a certain time and place: assignation, date, engagement, rendezvous, tryst. See AGREE. 4. A piece of equipment for comfort or convenience. Used in plural: furnishing, movable. Chiefly British: fitting (used in plural). See MACHINE.

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