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.
the transference of a right, interest, or title, or the instrument of transfer.
a transference of property to assignees for the benefit of creditors.
- mis·as·sign·ment, noun
- non·as·sign·ment, noun
- re·as·sign·ment, noun
- assignment , assignation
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How to use assignment in a sentence
He traveled to China, India, Russia, and Africa for fashion-related assignments.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets | Lizzie Crocker | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Among his previous assignments were stints in war zones like Afghanistan and the Congo.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare | Vac Verikaitis | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He also had a reputation for not sticking to the brief of his assignments.
His writing assignments were filled with “a disturbing level” of mayhem, war, and death.We Already Know What Adam Lanza’s Real Motive Was at Sandy Hook | Michael Daly | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first faux-Fleming assignments went to writers such as Kingsley Amis (writing as “Robert Markham”) and John Gardner.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming? | Robert McCrum | October 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Toward the end of the campaign his assignments increased until all his time was taken.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Assignments came to be made of one acre to a family, near the palisaded hamlet for convenience and better security.William Bradford of Plymouth | Albert Hale Plumb
For a short time he had no assignments that taxed his abilities in either direction.The Flying Reporter | Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
If you make as good time as you have made on some other assignments, you can get back here before 10:30.The Flying Reporter | Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
Not a lot of business-reporting assignments involved spending time with half-naked, sun-baked dudes in remote southern junkyards.Makers | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for assignment
something that has been assigned, such as a mission or task
a position or post to which a person is assigned
the act of assigning or state of being assigned
the transfer to another of a right, interest, or title to property, esp personal property: assignment of a lease
the document effecting such a transfer
the right, interest, or property transferred
law (formerly) the transfer, esp by an insolvent debtor, of property in trust for the benefit of his creditors
logic a function that associates specific values with each variable in a formal expression
Australian history a system (1789–1841) whereby a convict could become the unpaid servant of a freeman
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