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Dictionary Definition

assignment

Noun

1 a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty" [syn: duty assignment]
2 the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
3 the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum" [syn: assigning]
4 (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance [syn: grant]
5 an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
6 the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" [syn: appointment, designation, naming]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

to assign + -ment

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. the act of assigning, or an assigned task
  2. a position to which someone is assigned
  3. a transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer
  4. an operation that assigns a value to a variable

Translations

act of assigning, or an assigned task
position to which someone is assigned
transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right
operation that assigns a value to a variable

Extensive Definition

Assignment may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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