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Engagement vs. Ballottement

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Engagementnoun

(countable) An appointment, especially to speak or perform.

‘The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.’;

Ballottement

Ballottement is a medical sign which indicates increased fluid in the suprapatellar pouch over the patella at the knee joint. To test ballottement the examiner would apply downward pressure towards the foot with one hand, while pushing the patella backwards against the femur with one finger of the opposite hand.

Engagementnoun

(uncountable) Connection or attachment.

‘Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.’;

Engagementnoun

The feeling of being compelled, drawn in, connected to what is happening, interested in what will happen next.

Engagementnoun

The period of time when marriage is planned or promised.

‘We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven't yet set a date.’;

Engagementnoun

In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.

‘The engagement resulted in many casualties.’;

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Engagementnoun

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.’;

Engagementnoun

The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.

Engagementnoun

The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.

Engagementnoun

That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office.

‘Religion, which is the chief engagement of our league.’;

Engagementnoun

An action; a fight; a battle.

‘In hot engagement with the Moors.’;

Engagementnoun

The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.

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Engagementnoun

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

‘Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga’; ‘he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement’;

Engagementnoun

a meeting arranged in advance;

‘she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date’;

Engagementnoun

a mutual promise to marry

Engagementnoun

the act of giving someone a job

Engagementnoun

employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time;

‘the play had bookings throughout the summer’;

Engagementnoun

contact by fitting together;

‘the engagement of the clutch’; ‘the meshing of gears’;

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Engagementnoun

the act of sharing in the activities of a group;

‘the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities’;

Engagement

An engagement or betrothal is the period of time between a marriage proposal and the marriage itself (which is typically but not always commenced with a wedding). During this period, a couple is said to be fiancés (from the French), betrothed, intended, affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged.

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