noun as·sign·ment \ə-ˈsīn-mənt\

Definition of ASSIGNMENT

:  the act of assigning
a :  a position, post, or office to which one is assigned
b :  a specified task or amount of work assigned or undertaken as if assigned by authority
:  the transfer of property; especially :  the transfer of property to be held in trust or to be used for the benefit of creditors

Examples of ASSIGNMENT

  1. The students were given a homework assignment.
  2. The reporter's assignment is to interview the candidate.
  3. The reporter is here on an assignment.
  4. The reporter is here on assignment.
  5. The article discusses the recent assignment of senators to some of the more powerful committees.
  6. her assignment to the embassy in India
  7. the computer's assignment of a number to each image
  8. She asked if she could change her seating assignment.

First Known Use of ASSIGNMENT

14th century

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