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Pronunciation:  u'sInmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
  2. [n]  the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"
  3. [n]  as duty that you are assigned to perform especially in the armed forces; "hazardous duty"
  4. [n]  an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
  5. [n]  the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
  6. [n]  (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

ASSIGNMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appointment, assigning, designation, duty assignment, grant, naming
 See Also: allocation, apanage, appanage, charge, commission, conclusion, co-optation, co-option, decision, delegacy, determination, distribution, duty, fatigue, fatigue duty, guard, guard duty, instrument, labor, land grant, legal document, legal instrument, mission, nomination, official document, ordinance, ordination, project, reassignment, school assignment, sea-duty, sentry duty, sentry go, service abroad, shipboard duty, shore duty, task, transferred possession, transferred property, undertaking, writing assignment, written assignment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*sign"ment\, n. [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF.
1. An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or
   use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in

2. (Law)
   (a) 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
   (b) The writing by which an interest is transferred.
   (c) The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain
       persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the
       benefit of creditors.

{Assignment of dower}, the setting out by metes and bounds of
   the widow's thirds or portion in the deceased husband's
   estate, and allotting it to her.

Note: Assignment is also used in law as convertible with
      specification; assignment of error in proceedings for
      review being specification of error; and assignment of
      perjury or fraud in indictment being specifications of
      perjury or fraud.

Computing Dictionary

Storing the value of an expression in a variable. This is commonly written in the form "v = e". In algol the assignment operator was ":=" (pronounced "becomes") to avoid mathematicians qualms about writing statements like x = x+1.

Assignment is not allowed in functional languages, where an identifier always has the same value.

See also referential transparency, single assignment, zero assignment.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The transfer to another person of any property, real or personal.
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