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?

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    Karen
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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. Rachel Miller of Albany:

    I just don’t know how to help him, if there’s a history assignment — or even a science problem that I have no idea about — I can look it up on the Internet. I can’t do that with algebra.

  2. Jeff Ginn:

    My assignment is fantastic, i love where I work. We have so much to do.

  3. Mother Annie Langston:

    I feel that a different type of assignment or report could have been chosen.

  4. Adam Miller:

    Some of the language that was used within the assignment I felt that some of the kids might not even understand what it even means.

  5. Ayman Mohyeldin:

    Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment.

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