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.

on 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.