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Definitions of assignment

  1. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. as duty that you are assigned to perform especially in the armed forces; "hazardous duty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A transfer of title or interest by writing, as of lease, bond, note, or bill of exchange; a transfer of the whole of some particular estate or interest in lands. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The writing by which an interest is transferred. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the benefit of creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A transfer of property rights from one person to another, called the assignee.
  10. A setting apart, allotment, or appointment to some particular person or use; transfer of title or interest; the deed of writing effecting such a transfer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. An assigning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The transfer of a property, or the writing of transfer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. An allotting or appointment to a particular person or use; a transfer of title or interest; the writing by which an interest is transferred; the thing or property transferred; a pointing out. Assignment in bankruptey, the transfer of a bankrupt's property to assignees for the benefit of the creditors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The thing assigned; the transference of some right or interest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for assignment

  1. Another incident involving a small yacht which belonged to a friend of Takis' led to an interesting assignment – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  2. It's your assignment then. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
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