1. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises;
- Example: "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"
- Example: "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
[syn: agreement, understanding]
2. compatibility of observations;
- Example: "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"
- Example: "the results of two tests were in correspondence"
[syn: agreement, correspondence]
3. harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters;
- Example: "the two parties were in agreement"
[syn: agreement, accord]
4. the thing arranged or agreed to;
- Example: "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
[syn: agreement, arrangement]
5. the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations;
[syn: agreement, concord]
6. the verbal act of agreeing;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Agreement \A*gree"ment\, n. [Cf. F. agr['e]ment.] 1. State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council. [1913 Webster] What agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? --2 Cor. vi. 16. [1913 Webster] Expansion and duration have this further agreement. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) (a) A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract. (b) The language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises. --Abbott. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] Syn: Bargain; contract; compact; stipulation. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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