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engagement

 [en-gāj´ment]
the entrance of the largest diameter of the fetal head into the smallest diameter of the maternal pelvis.

en·gage·ment

(en-gāj'ment),
In obstetrics, the mechanism by which the biparietal diameter of the fetal head enters the plane of the inlet.

engagement

/en·gage·ment/ (en-gāj´mint) the entrance of the fetal head or presenting part into the superior pelvic strait.

engagement

[engāj′mənt]
Etymology: Fr, a bonding
1 fixation of the presenting part of the fetus in the maternal true pelvis. The largest diameter of the presenting part is at or below the level of the ischial spines.
2 fixation of the fetal head in the maternal midpelvis with the biparietal diameter of the head level with the ischial spines.

engagement

Medspeak-UK
The promotion of active involvement of an individual in communication, which requires consistency between oral and non-verbal behaviour that respects the individuals’ experience, expertise, culture, history and religion.
 
Obstetrics
The first movement made by the baby’s head during labour and delivery, which consists of the presenting part’s descent through the pelvic inlet; it requires complete dilation of the cervix.

Vox populi
The time between the proposal of a marriage and its actual ceremony.

engagement

Obstetrics The descent of the widest part of the presenting part of the baby's head through the pelvic inlet, which requires that the cervix is completely dilated; it is the first movement made by the baby's head during L&D. See Labor & delivery.

en·gage·ment

(en-gāj'mĕnt)
obstetrics The mechanism by which the biparietal diameter of the fetal head enters the plane of the inlet.
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We have been engaged for some time, father," faltered Prince, "and Miss Summerson, hearing of it, advised that we should declare the fact to you and was so very kind as to attend on the present occasion.
Happily for me, I am so much engaged that I have no time to think about it.
A signal legible to every sailor of all the fleets engaged in that fierce struggle was strung aloft upon the flagship.
You have allowed your affections to be engaged without return.
Her friend the reception clerk was engaged in conversation with one or two men, a conversation of which she was obviously the subject.
She looked about her with observant eyes; not only noticing the tent which had been set up on the grass to accommodate the expected guests, but entering it, and looking at the waiters who were engaged in placing the luncheon on the table.
At so much a week, they had engaged men to dig into the mound and to sift the ashes.
In fact, that honest squire, happening, in his afternoon's walk with some company, to pass through the field where the bloody battle was fought, and having concluded, from seeing three men engaged, that two of them must be on a side, he hastened from his companions, and with more gallantry than policy, espoused the cause of the weaker party.
The last new maid, who has never seen the young gentleman Miss Rosa is engaged to, and who is making his acquaintance between the hinges of the open door, left open for the purpose, stumbles guiltily down the kitchen stairs, as a charming little apparition, with its face concealed by a little silk apron thrown over its head, glides into the parlour.
I have hired a vessel and am occupied in collecting my sailors; those whom I have already engaged appear to be men on whom I can depend and are certainly possessed of dauntless courage.
Dudley fell for her right away, and she must have fallen for him, for they had only known each other for a few weeks when they came and told me they were engaged.
They were two men who were seated in easy attitudes upon the grass, and so busily engaged as to be at first unconscious of intruders.