Meaning of ASSIGNMENT in English
as ‧ sign ‧ ment S2 AC /əˈsaɪnmənt/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: verb : ↑ assign ; noun : ↑ assignment ]
1 . [uncountable and countable] a piece of work that is given to someone as part of their job
on an assignment
She’s gone to Italy on a special assignment.
He was killed while on assignment abroad.
2 . [countable] a piece of work that a student is asked to do:
a history assignment
3 . [uncountable] when people are given particular jobs to do
4 . [countable] something such as a place to sit, piece of equipment etc that you are given to use for a particular purpose:
an aeroplane seat assignment
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012