Oh, the lucky municipal officials who find themselves on that assignment.
For one, the assignment of specialties in the military is fairly arbitrary.
Some members of the leadership are charging that he bungled his assignment in Qatar.
Photographer Charles Ommanney, on assignment for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, follows the erstwhile frontrunner.
I met Bobby in Buenos Aires in 1971, while on assignment for Life magazine.
This assignment of Luidhard to the bishopric of Soissons may perhaps be explained by an interesting story.
If I'd had illusions about the assignment, they would have faded at that instant.
The assignment of work to the various assistants will naturally depend upon their respective qualifications.
It was at noon of the third day he had been at work when John was given his first assignment.
Kitty's chief, and together they manufactured an assignment that was always a pleasant recollection to Kitty.
late 14c., "order, request, directive," from Old French assignement "(legal) assignment (of dower, etc.)," from Late Latin assignamentum, noun of action from Latin assignare (see assign). Meaning "appointment to office" is mid-15c.; that of "a task assigned" (to someone) is from c.1848.
Storing the value of an expression in a variable. This is commonly written in the form "v = e". In Algol the assignment operator was ":=" (pronounced "becomes") to avoid mathematicians qualms about writing statements like x = x+1.
Assignment is not allowed in functional languages, where an identifier always has the same value.
See also referential transparency, single assignment, zero assignment.