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Definition 1: a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where assignment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hazardous duty

Synonyms for assignment in the sense of this definition

(assignment is a kind of ...) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

"the duties of the job"

(... is a kind of assignment ) the duty of serving as a sentry

"he was on guard that night"

(... is a kind of assignment ) labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)

"the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson" "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"

(... is a kind of assignment ) a special assignment that is given to a person or group

"a confidential mission to London" "his charge was deliver a message"

(... is a kind of assignment ) assignment to a different duty

(... is a kind of assignment ) naval service aboard a ship at sea

(... is a kind of assignment ) naval service at land bases

Definition 2: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position - [noun denoting act]

Samples where assignment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

Synonyms for assignment in the sense of this definition

(assignment is a kind of ...) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(... is a kind of assignment ) the act of officially naming a candidate

"the Republican nomination for Governor"

(... is a kind of assignment ) the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)

(... is a kind of assignment ) the appointment of a delegate

(... is a kind of assignment ) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders

"the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"

(... is a kind of assignment ) designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body

"he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"

Definition 3: the act of distributing something to designated places or persons - [noun denoting act]

Samples where assignment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum

Synonyms for assignment in the sense of this definition

(assignment is a kind of ...) the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

(... is a kind of assignment ) (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions

Definition 4: an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor) - [noun denoting act]

(assignment is a kind of ...) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

"he prepared for great undertakings"

(... is a kind of assignment ) a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher

(... is a kind of assignment ) an assignment to write something

Definition 5: the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another - [noun denoting communication]

(assignment is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(assignment belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for assignment in the sense of this definition

(assignment is a kind of ...) a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

(... is a kind of assignment ) a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family

"bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"

(... is a kind of assignment ) a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)

(assignment belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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