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Assignment - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Assignment' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Assignment [ n.]
- An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court.
- 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.
- The writing by which an interest is transferred.
- The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the benefit of creditors.

Meaning of 'Assignment' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . assignment [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
Example in sentence:
  • hazardous duty
Meaning (2):
- the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
Example in sentence:
  • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
Meaning (3):
- the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
Example in sentence:
  • the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum