- 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.
Origin of assignment
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Examples from the Web for reassignment
Though this might easily have been grounds for dismissal or reassignment, nothing of the sort happened.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Hoover mulled it over and wrote back canceling his reassignment.
Any infraction of the rules could bring demotion or reassignment to another city, which proved tough on families and very costly.
Then he shoved the magazine into his pocket and trudged on toward the veteran's reassignment headquarters.Victory
Lester del Rey
We have journeyed together for two whole terms; there is only one more between you and reassignment.The Varmint
Further delay, he predicted, would cause confusion in reassignment of some 4,000 troops.
All these teams uncovered a substantial number of men and women considered eligible for further training or reassignment.
No doubt they'd made their last report to Taber and had headed back to Washington for reassignment.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
- 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 propertyassignment 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
Word Origin and History for reassignment
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.