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Meaning & Definition of Assignment in English

English

Assignment

/əsaɪnmənt/

noun

1. A duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

  • "Hazardous duty"
    synonym:
  • assignment
  • ,
  • duty assignment

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

    synonym:
  • assignment

3. The act of distributing something to designated places or persons

  • "The first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"
    synonym:
  • assignment
  • ,
  • assigning

4. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

    synonym:
  • grant
  • ,
  • assignment

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

    synonym:
  • assignment

6. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position

  • "The appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
    synonym:
  • appointment
  • ,
  • assignment
  • ,
  • designation
  • ,
  • naming

Examples of using

I finished my math assignment.
John is writing an assignment about the Brazilian backcountry.
The assignment is due two weeks from today.