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
SYNONYMS:
betrothal, espousal, troth
disengagement
engagement (noun)
2.
an agreement to be present at a specified time and place
SYNONYMS:
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
SYNONYMS:
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)

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. Future brides and grooms may be called fiancée (feminine) or fiancé (masculine), the betrothed, a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, respectively. 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. This is still common in some countries.[citation needed]

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