Assignment meaning

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Something, such as a task, that is assigned.

What's the math assignment for tonight?

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Assignment means the act of choosing someone to take a position of great responsibility.

An example of assignment is the act of the president choosing an individual to be part of his administration.

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An assignment is defined as a position held in government or an organization that bears great responsibility.

An example of an assignment is the position of any US Ambassador.

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Anything assigned or allotted, as a lesson, task, etc.
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The definition of an assignment is a task that has been given to someone.

An example of an assignment is homework given to a student.

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A position or post of duty to which one is assigned.

The journalist took an assignment in China.

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The act of assigning.

His assignment of the tasks seemed unfair.

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An assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment.
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A position to which someone is assigned.
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(education) A task given to students, homework or coursework.
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The act of telling a futures or options writer that his or her contract has been exercised and that he or she must purchase or sell the underlying security at the specified strike price. At expiration, the exchange or clearinghouse assigns the futures or options contract to either a randomly or systematically chosen party.
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An assignment of most of a debtor’s property to another who, acting as a trustee, consolidates and liquidates the assets and pays the debtor’s creditors with any surplus being returned to the debtor.
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The act of assigning, or an assigned task.
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(law) A transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer.
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(computing) An operation that assigns a value to a variable.
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The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
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An assignment of a lessee’s entire interest in a lease. The assignor remains secondarily liable to the landlord and will have to pay the rent if the assignee does not. See also sublease.
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Origin of assignment

  • Old French assignement

    From Wiktionary