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Definition of "assignment" []

  • The act of assigning. (noun)
  • Something, such as a task, that is assigned. See Synonyms at task. (noun)
  • A position or post of duty to which one is assigned. (noun)
  • Law The transfer of a claim, right, interest, or property from one to another. (noun)
  • Law The instrument by which this transfer is effected. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assignment" in a sentence
  • "I believe that this assignment is the most challenging of them all - and I believe it even more after reading the first batch of posts on this thread."
  • "The other assignment is a knitted hat, and I might just move on to that one."
  • "The man making the assignment is his direct supervisor, one of those cheerful mid-level managers who somehow manages to get away with statements and actions that would land others in deep trouble (the Bill Haydon of his particular spy club)."