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as·sign·ment

 (ə-sīn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of assigning: His assignment of the tasks seemed unfair.
2. Something, such as a task, that is assigned: What's the math assignment for tonight? See Synonyms at task.
3. A position or post of duty to which one is assigned: The journalist took an assignment in China.
4. Law
a. The transfer of a claim, right, interest, or property from one to another.
b. The instrument by which this transfer is effected.

assignment

(əˈsaɪnmənt)
n
1. something that has been assigned, such as a mission or task
2. a position or post to which a person is assigned
3. the act of assigning or state of being assigned
4. (Law) law
a. the transfer to another of a right, interest, or title to property, esp personal property: assignment of a lease.
b. the document effecting such a transfer
c. the right, interest, or property transferred
5. (Law) law (formerly) the transfer, esp by an insolvent debtor, of property in trust for the benefit of his creditors
6. (Logic) logic a function that associates specific values with each variable in a formal expression
7. history Austral a system (1789–1841) whereby a convict could become the unpaid servant of a freeman

as•sign•ment

(əˈsaɪn mənt)

n.
1. something assigned, as a particular task or duty.
2. a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed.
3. an act of assigning; appointment.
4.
a. the transfer of property, as to assignees for the benefit of creditors.
b. the instrument of transfer.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
syn: See task.

assignment

homework
1. 'assignment'

An assignment is a task that someone is given to do, usually as part of their job.

My first major assignment as a reporter was to cover a large-scale riot.

An assignment is also a piece of academic work given to students.

The course has heavy reading assignments.
When class begins, he gives us an assignment and we have seven minutes to work at it.

In American English, an assignment is also a piece of work given to students to do at home.

2. 'homework'

Work given to schoolchildren to do at home is also called homework.

He never did any homework.

Be Careful!
Homework is an uncountable noun. You do not talk about 'homeworks' or 'a homework'. Note that you do not say 'I have made my homework'. You say 'I have done my homework'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
duty - work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
guard duty, sentry duty, sentry go, guard - the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
fatigue duty, fatigue - labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
mission, charge, commission - a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
reassignment - assignment to a different duty
sea-duty, service abroad, shipboard duty - naval service aboard a ship at sea
shore duty - naval service at land bases
2.assignment - the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.assignment - the act of distributing something to designated places or personsassignment - the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"
storage allocation, allocation - (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
4.assignment - (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
apanage, appanage - a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family; "bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"
land grant - a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)
5.assignment - an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)assignment - an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
school assignment, schoolwork - a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
writing assignment, written assignment - an assignment to write something
6.assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective positionassignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
nomination - the act of officially naming a candidate; "the Republican nomination for Governor"
co-optation, co-option - the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
delegacy - the appointment of a delegate
ordinance, ordination - the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
recognition - designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; "he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"

assignment

noun
1. task, work, job, charge, position, post, commission, exercise, responsibility, duty, mission, appointment, undertaking, occupation, chore The course involves written assignments and practical tests.
2. selection, choice, option, appointment, delegation, nomination, designation I only ever take photos on assignment.
3. giving, issuing, grant, distribution, allocation, earmarking, allotment, designation, consignment, dealing out, assignation (Law, chiefly Scot.), apportionment The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.

assignment

noun
1. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:
2. The act of attributing:
3. A piece of work that has been assigned:
4. Law. A making over of legal ownership or title:
Translations
مَهَمَّه، واجِبمُهِمَّة
úkolpřiřazení
opgavehvervlektie
tehtävätoimeksiantotyötehtävä
zadatak
verkefni
割り当て
임무
przypisaniezadanie
naloga
uppdrag
งานที่ได้รับมอบหมาย
nhiệm vụ

assignment

[əˈsaɪnmənt] N
1. (= mission) → misión f; (= task) → tarea f
to be on (an) assignmentestar cumpliendo una misión
2. (Scol, Univ) → trabajo m
3. (= allocation) → asignación f

assignment

[əˈsaɪnmənt] n
(= task) → mission f
(= homework) → devoir m
The course has heavy reading assignments → Il y a beaucoup de lecture à faire pour ce cours.

assignment

n
(= task)Aufgabe f; (= mission)Auftrag m, → Mission f; to be on (an) assignmenteinen Auftrag haben
(= appointment)Berufung f; (to case, task etc) → Betrauung f(to mit), Beauftragung f(to mit); his assignment to the post of ambassador/to this schoolseine Berufung zum Botschafter/an diese Schule
(= allocation)Zuweisung f, → Zuteilung f; (of room)Bestimmung f(to für); (of meaning)Zuordnung f(to zu)
(Jur) → Übertragung f, → Übereignung f

assignment

[əˈsaɪnmənt] n (task) → incarico (Scol) → compito

assign

(əˈsain) verb
1. to give to someone as his share or duty. They assigned the task to us.
2. to order or appoint. He assigned three men to the job.
asˈsignment noun
a duty assigned to someone. You must complete this assignment by tomorrow.

assignment

مُهِمَّة úkol opgave Aufgabe ανάθεση misión, tarea tehtävä mission zadatak compito 割り当て 임무 opdracht oppdrag zadanie tarefa задание uppdrag งานที่ได้รับมอบหมาย görev nhiệm vụ 任务

as·sign·ment

n. asignación, tarea, misión.
References in classic literature ?
Holding the office directly from the crown, I believe, all the royal emoluments incident to the Cinque Port territories become by assignment his.
It has been suggested that an assignment of the public securities of one State to the citizens of another, would enable them to prosecute that State in the federal courts for the amount of those securities; a suggestion which the following considerations prove to be without foundation.
But all I know, sir, is, that I am ready to hand you over this sum in exchange for your assignment of the debt.
Morland was himself patron and incumbent, of about four hundred pounds yearly value, was to be resigned to his son as soon as he should be old enough to take it; no trifling deduction from the family income, no niggardly assignment to one of ten children.
As soon as possible after reaching the grounds of the Hampton Institute, I presented myself before the head teacher for an assignment to a class.
But the assignment of these various meanings to the factor does not yield results which accord with the historic facts.
Then he took up a pen and wrote his name at the foot of the assignment which the Jew had prepared.
The Coldwater was fully equipped for two months' patrolling--the ordinary length of assignment to this service--and a month had already passed, its monotony entirely unrelieved by sight of another craft, when the first of our misfortunes befell.
A "ticket of leave," which, as long as a man keeps clear of suspicion as well as of crime, makes him free within a certain district, is given upon good conduct, after years proportional to the length of the sentence; yet with all this, and overlooking the previous imprisonment and wretched passage out, I believe the years of assignment are passed away with discontent and unhappiness.
The affairs of this debtor were perplexed by a partnership, of which he knew no more than that he had invested money in it; by legal matters of assignment and settlement, conveyance here and conveyance there, suspicion of unlawful preference of creditors in this direction, and of mysterious spiriting away of property in that; and as nobody on the face of the earth could be more incapable of explaining any single item in the heap of confusion than the debtor himself, nothing comprehensible could be made of his case.
Consider the wastes incidental to the blind and haphazard production of commodities--the factories closed, the workers idle, the goods spoiling in storage; consider the activities of the stock manipulator, the paralyzing of whole industries, the overstimulation of others, for speculative purposes; the assignments and bank failures, the crises and panics, the deserted towns and the starving populations
They receive their assignments by telephone, and their salaries by mail.