Engagement

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User engagement is a quality of the user experience that emphasize the positive aspects of interaction, in particular the fact of being captivated by the technology. Engagement also reflects the emotional, cognitive and behavioral connection that exist between a user and a technological resource.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
engagement (noun)
1.
a) an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place - a dinner engagement
b) a job or period of employment especially as a performer
2.
something that - engages pledge
3.
a) the act of the state of being - engaging engaged
b) emotional involvement or commitment - seesaws between obsessive engagement and ambiguous detachment Gary Taylor
c) - betrothal
4.
the state of being in gear
5.
a hostile encounter between military forces
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
engagement (noun)
1.
the act or state of being engaged to be married
SYNONIMS:
betrothal, espousal, troth
disengagement
engagement (noun)
2.
an agreement to be present at a specified time and place
SYNONIMS:
appointment, assignation, date, rendezvous, tryst
RELATED WORDS:
arrangement; invitation; interview; get-together, meeting; call, visit; schedule
engagement (noun)
3.
the state of being provided with a paying job
SYNONIMS:
employ, employment, engagement
RELATED WORDS:
appointment, assignment, conscription, enlistment, recruitment; incumbency, tenure; occupation, place, position, post, situation, work
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boot, discharge, dismissal, firing, removal, sack, severance; demotion, suspension; furlough, layoff, leave, liberty, retirement
joblessness, nonemployment, unemployment
Engagement (Wikipedia)
Engaged, Betrothed, Affiance, Fiancé, and Fiancée redirect here. For other uses, see Engaged (disambiguation), Betrothed (disambiguation), Affiance (band), and Fiancé (disambiguation)
For other uses, see Engagement (disambiguation).

An engagement, betrothal, or fiancer is a promise to wed, and also the period of time between a marriage proposal and a marriage. During this period, a couple is said to be betrothed, "intended", affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and grooms may be called the betrothed, a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, fiancée or fiancé, respectively (from the French word fiancer). The duration of the courtship varies vastly, and is largely dependent on cultural norms or upon the agreement of the parties involved.

Long engagements were once common in formal arranged marriages, and it was not uncommon for parents betrothing children to arrange marriages many years before the engaged couple were old enough.

About David Rashty

David Rashty, an entrepreneur and one of the early web pioneers, has over twenty years’ experience as a CTO and a CEO. He has been involved in several start-ups and established companies and was the founder of two successful ventures.David is currently using his proven leadership and management skills to act as a Part Time CTO or "JumpStart" CTO for several early-stage ventures; this includes helping them design and develop their product and IT infrastructure.David holds a BS in computer science and an M.Sc in educational technology. He has been a adjunct university professor, given numerous workshops, written several books and articles on information technology and received numerous innovation awards.