[ uh-sahyn-muhnt ]
/ əˈsaɪn mənt /


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.
  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.

Origin of assignment

1350–1400; Middle English assignament < Medieval Latin assignāmentum. See assign, -ment

SYNONYMS FOR assignment

1, 2 obligation, job.
1 See task.

Related forms

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

Can be confused

assignment assignation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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