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Noun: assignment  u'sIn-munt
  1. A duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
    "hazardous assignment";
    - duty assignment
  2. (law) the instrument by which a claim, right, 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";
    - assigning
  4. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
    - 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 assignment had to be approved by the whole committee";
    - appointment, designation, naming
  7. (computing) an operation that assigns a value to a variable

Derived forms: assignments

Type of: conclusion, decision, determination, distribution, duty, instrument, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], legal document, legal instrument, official document, project, task, transferred possession, transferred property, undertaking

Encyclopedia: Assignment