HyperDic: assignment

English > 6 senses of the word assignment:
NOUNactassignment, duty assignmenta duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
communicationassignmentthe instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
actassignment, assigningthe act of distributing something to designated / designated places or persons
possessionassignment, grant(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
actassignmentan undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
actassignment, appointment, designation, namingthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position
assignment > pronunciation
Soundsahsay'nmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > assignment: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces).
Synonymduty assignment
Narrowerfatigue duty, fatiguelabor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)
guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry goThe duty of serving as a sentry
mission, charge, commissionA special assignment that is given to a person or group
reassignmentassignment to a different duty
sea-duty, service abroad, shipboard dutynaval service aboard a ship at sea
shore dutynaval service at land bases
BroaderdutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Verbsassigngive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
English > assignment: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishasignación, cesión
Catalancessión
Verbsassigntransfer one's right to
English > assignment: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of distributing something to designated / designated places or persons.
Example"the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"
Synonymassigning
Narrowerallocation, storage allocation(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
BroaderdistributionThe act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
Verbsassigndecide as to where something belongs in a scheme
English > assignment: 6 senses > noun 4, possession
Meaning(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance.
Synonymgrant
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerappanage, apanageA grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
land grantA grant of public land (as to a railway or college)
Broadertransferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Spanishcesión
Catalancesió
Verbsassigntransfer one's right to
English > assignment: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningAn undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor).
Narrowerschool assignment, schoolworkA school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher
written assignment, writing assignmentAn assignment to write something
Broaderundertaking, project, task, laborAny piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
Verbsassignselect something or someone for a specific purpose
English > assignment: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of putting a person into a non-elective position.
Synonymsappointment, designation, naming
Narrowerco-option, co-optationThe act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's / appointee's consent)
delegacyThe appointment of a delegate
nominationThe act of officially naming a candidate
ordination, ordinanceThe act of ordaining
recognitiondesignation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
Broaderdecision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
Spanishasignación, designación, nombramiento
Catalanassignació, designació, nomenament
Verbsassigngive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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