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Pronunciation:  `asig'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
  2. [n]  a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)

ASSIGNATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, tryst
 See Also: deal, distribution, grant, parcel, portion, rationing, reallocation, reallotment, reapportionment, rendezvous, share, subsidisation, subsidization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As`sig*na"tion\, n. [L. assignatio, fr. assignare:
cf. F. assignation.]
1. The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.

         This order being taken in the senate, as touching
         the appointment and assignation of those provinces.

2. An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview;
   -- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a
   bad sense.

         While nymphs take treats, or assignations give.

3. A making over by transfer of title; assignment.

{House of assignation}, a house in which appointments for
   sexual intercourse are fulfilled.

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