assignment

[ uh-sahyn-muhnt ]
/ əˈsaɪn mənt /

noun

something assigned, as a particular task or duty: She completed the assignment and went on to other jobs.
a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed:He left for his assignment in the Middle East.
an act of assigning; appointment.
Law.
  1. the transference of a right, interest, or title, or the instrument of transfer.
  2. a transference of property to assignees for the benefit of creditors.

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Origin of assignment

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English assignament, from Medieval Latin assignāmentum. See assign, -ment

synonym study for assignment

1. See task.

OTHER WORDS FROM assignment

mis·as·sign·ment, nounnon·as·sign·ment, nounre·as·sign·ment, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assignment

assignment , assignation.
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British Dictionary definitions for assignment

assignment
/ (əˈsaɪnmənt) /

noun

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