What does Assignment mean?

Definitions for Assignment
əˈsaɪn məntAs·sign·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assignment, duty assignment(noun)

    a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

    "hazardous duty"

  2. assignment(noun)

    the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another

  3. assignment, assigning(noun)

    the act of distributing something to designated places or persons

    "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"

  4. grant, assignment(noun)

    (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

  5. assignment(noun)

    an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)

  6. appointment, assignment, designation, naming(noun)

    the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

    "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

Wiktionary

  1. assignment(Noun)

    the act of assigning, or an assigned task

    Etymology: assignement

  2. assignment(Noun)

    a position to which someone is assigned

    Etymology: assignement

  3. assignment(Noun)

    a task given to students, homework or coursework

    Etymology: assignement

  4. assignment(Noun)

    a transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer

    Etymology: assignement

  5. assignment(Noun)

    an operation that assigns a value to a variable

    Etymology: assignement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assignment(noun)

    an allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court

    Etymology: [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.]

  2. Assignment(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.]

  3. Assignment(noun)

    the writing by which an interest is transferred

    Etymology: [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.]

  4. Assignment(noun)

    the transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the benefit of creditors

    Etymology: [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.]

Freebase

  1. Assignment

    In computer programming, an assignment statement sets and/or re-sets the value stored in the storage location denoted by a variable name, in other words, it copies the value into the variable. In most imperative programming languages, the assignment statement is a fundamental construct. Today, the most commonly used notation for this basic operation has come to be x = expr followed by x := expr, although there are many other notations in use. In some languages the symbol used is regarded as an operator while others define the assignment as a statement. Assignments typically allow a variable to hold different values at different times during its life-span and scope. However, some languages does not allow that kind of "destructive" re-assignment, as it might imply changes of non-local state. The purpose is to enforce referential transparency, i.e. functions that do not depend on the state of some variable, but produce the same results for a given set of parametric inputs at any point in time. Modern programs in other languages also often use similar strategies, although less strict, and only in certain parts, in order to reduce complexity, normally in conjunction with complementing methodologies such as data structuring, structured programming and object orientation.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. assignment

    If, upon marches, guards, or in quarters, different corps of the army shall happen to join or do duty together, the officer highest in rank of the line of the army, marine corps, or militia, by commission, there on duty or in quarters, shall command the whole, and give orders for what is needful to the service, unless otherwise specially directed by the President of the United States, according to the nature of the case. See Appendix, Articles of War, 122.

Editors Contribution

  1. assignment

    A specific task or goal assigned to a person or team to achieve.

    The assignment is easy and simple to complete.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assignment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3553

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assignment' in Nouns Frequency: #2041

How to pronounce Assignment?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Assignment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Assignment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Assignment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Assignment in a Sentence

  1. Baltasar Gracian:

    Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

  2. Angelica Varela:

    The black-footed ferrets prey on prairie dogs so it was once thought that elimination programs for the dogs, considered a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, were impacting the ferret population. Now, there was a concerted effort by the state to rebuild the black-footed ferret population. On a recent day, volunteers made their way to small-town Seligman and met for training on the first night inside a rented home in a rural neighborhood that Arizona Game and Fish uses for the operation. One of those volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. Robert Coonrod has been volunteering for five years. Though hes not a biologist, he enjoys helping out wildlife and found a new photography hobby while volunteering. HUNTERS TURN TO HIPSTERS TO HELP BOOST SPORTS DECLINING NUMBERS One of the volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. ( Fox News) Were looking for a ferret to be outside his hole. We drive down, he gets curious, looks at the lights, you see the green eyes shine, and then its off to the races, Robert Coonrod said. Once the animalis spotted, volunteers run towardit and set up a trap. But they have to first hopscotch around prairie dog burrows that dot the landscape. Sometimes it can be very entertaining watching people run across a prairie dog colony because youre so focused on the ferret that you forget about all these holes on the ground, Holly Hicks said. Yeah, every one of us has tripped and fallen in a prairie dog hole after chasing after a ferret. ARIZONA MAN PICKED UP NEWBORN FAWN, TOOK IT TO LOCAL BAR, OFFICIALS SAY With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduate Angelica Varela, who will soon be starting an internship with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up( Fox News)( When I started) volunteering( for other wildlife organizations) and really getting boots on the ground and realizing the hard work that actually goes into it, its really important and its really satisfying being able to know that you had a part in helping a species, as conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  3. Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell:

    On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment, the declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.

  4. Roger Bennet Adler:

    I have a sense of professional disappointment, i was not able to conclude my assignment as originally planned.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    No one is coming to save you. You’re the only one left for this assignment.

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