Meaning of ASSIGNMENT in English

ASSIGNMENT

-nmənt noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English assignement, from Middle French, from Old French, from assigner to assign + -ment

1. : the act of assigning: as

a. : allotment

the assignment of land to veterans

b. : a pointing out or specifying

assignment of error in proceedings for review

c. : allegement , statement

the assignment of these reasons

d. : attribution

his assignment of different functions to different parts

2.

a. : a position, post, or office to which one is assigned : appointment

his assignment as vice-consul in Liverpool

his assignment as minister of two rural churches

b. : a specified amount of work or a definite task or mission assigned by authority or undertaken as though so assigned

an assignment of 10 arithmetic problems

the reporter's assignment was to interview the congressman

3.

a. : the transfer to another of one's legal interest or right ; especially : the transfer of property to be held in trust or to be used for the benefit of creditors

b. : the document by which such an interest or right is transferred

Synonyms: see task

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