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Dictionary definition for: Engagement

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

3. (n) a mutual promise to marry

4. (n) the act of giving someone a job

5. (n) employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"

6. (n) contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch" "the meshing of gears"

7. (n) the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students" engagement in class activities"

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