assignment

  • 1 assignment — as·sign·ment n 1: the act of assigning 2 a: a position, post, or office to which one is assigned b: a task assigned 3: a present transfer of property or rights absolute assignment: an assignment in which the transfer is complete and leaves the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Assignment — As*sign ment, n. [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.] 1. An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) A transfer of title or interest by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 assignment — late 14c., order, request, directive, from O.Fr. assignement (legal) assignment (of dower, etc.), from L.L. assignamentum, noun of action from L. assignare (see ASSIGN (Cf. assign)). Meaning appointment to office is mid 15c.; that of a task… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 assignment — assignment, assignation An assignment is an allocation, and in law a legal transfer of a right or property, or the document that effects the transfer. It is also a task or piece of work allotted to a person, in this meaning originating in AmE.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 assignment — [n1] responsibility, task appointment, beat, charge, chore, commission, drill, duty, homework, job, mission, position, post, practice, stint; concept 362 assignment [n2] selecting or setting apart allocation, allotment, appointment, apportionment …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Assignment K — is a 1968 British thriller film directed by Val Guest, and starring Stephen Boyd, Camilla Sparv, Michael Redgrave and Leo McKern. A British spy has his cover blown, leading to the East German Stasi kidnapping his girlfriend in order to try and… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 assignment — *task, duty, job, stint, chore …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 assignment — ► NOUN 1) a task allocated to someone as part of a job or course of study. 2) the action of assigning …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 assignment — [ə sīn′mənt] n. 1. an assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment 2. anything assigned or allotted, as a lesson, task, etc. 3. Law a) a transfer of a claim, right, property, etc. b) an instrument, as a deed, authorizing this SYN. TASK …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 assignment — n. task mission 1) to give smb. an assignment 2) to carry out an assignment (the ambassador carried out her assignment brilliantly) 3) a dangerous; difficult, rough, tough; easy assignment 4) an overseas; rush; special assignment 5) an assignment …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 assignment — Options are exercised through the option purchaser s broker, who notifies the clearinghouse of the option s exercise. The clearinghouse then notifies the option seller that the buyer has exercised. When futures options are exercised, the buyer of …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 Assignment — The receipt of an exercise notice by an options writer that requires the writer to sell ( in the case of a call) or purchase ( in the case of a put) the underlying security at the specified strike price. The New York Times Financial Glossary * *… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 Assignment — wiktionarypar|assignmentAssignment may refer to:* Assignment (computer science), modification of the value of a variable in a computer program * Assignment (education), required work to be completed outside the classroom * Assignment (law),… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 assignment — noun 1 task ADJECTIVE ▪ special ▪ important ▪ dangerous, difficult, tough ▪ job (esp. AmE), work …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 assignment */*/ — UK [əˈsaɪnmənt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms assignment : singular assignment plural assignments 1) work that you must do as part of a course of study or as part of your job Please hand in your completed assignments by 30 October …

    English dictionary

  • 16 assignment — as|sign|ment S2 [əˈsaınmənt] n 1.) [U and C] a piece of work that is given to someone as part of their job on an assignment ▪ She s gone to Italy on a special assignment. on assignment ▪ He was killed while on assignment abroad. 2.) a piece of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 assignment — as|sign|ment [ ə saınmənt ] noun count or uncount ** 1. ) work that you must do as part of a course of study or as part of your job: Please hand in your completed assignments by October 30. His first assignment as a reporter was to cover the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 assignment — [[t]əsa͟ɪnmənt[/t]] assignments 1) N COUNT An assignment is a task or piece of work that you are given to do, especially as part of your job or studies. The assessment for the course involves written assignments and practical tests. 2) N UNCOUNT …

    English dictionary

  • 19 assignment — noun 1 (C) a piece of work that is given to someone as part of their job, or that a student is asked to do: a history assignment | on an assignment: Joanna s going to Italy on a special assignment for her newspaper. 2 (U) the act of giving people …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 assignment — /ə saɪnmənt/ noun 1. the legal transfer of a property or right ● the assignment of a patent or of a copyright ● to sign a deed of assignment 2. a particular task given to someone ● Her first assignment was to improve the company’s image. ● The… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance