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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·gage·ment /ɪnˈgeʤmənt, ɛn-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 en·gage·ment /ɪnˈgeʤmənt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·gage·ment n.
 1. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.
 2. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.
 3. 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.   --Milton.
 4. Mil. An action; a fight; a battle.
    In hot engagement with the Moors.   --Dryden.
 5. Mach. The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.
 Syn: -- Vocation; business; employment; occupation; promise; stipulation; betrothal; word; battle; combat; fight; contest; conflict. See Battle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: battle, conflict,
      2: a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid
         kissing at the end of a date" [syn: date, appointment]
      3: a mutual promise to marry [syn: betrothal, troth]
      4: the act of giving someone a job [syn: employment]
      5: employment for performers or performing groups that lasts
         for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings
         throughout the summer" [syn: booking]
      6: contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch";
         "the meshing of gears" [syn: mesh, meshing, interlocking]
      7: the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the
         teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in
         class activities" [syn: participation, involvement, involution]
         [ant: non-engagement, non-engagement, non-engagement]