Meaning of ASSIGNMENT in English
/euh suyn"meuhnt/ , n.
1. something assigned, as a particular task or duty: She completed the assignment and went on to other jobs.
2. a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed: He left for his assignment in the Middle East.
3. an act of assigning; appointment.
a. the transference of a right, interest, or title, or the instrument of transfer.
b. a transference of property to assignees for the benefit of creditors.
[ 1350-1400; ME assignament assignamentum. See ASSIGN, -MENT ]
Syn. 1, 2. obligation, job. 1. See task .
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012