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English noun: assignment

1. assignment (act) a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)


SamplesHazardous duty.


Synonymsduty assignment


Broader (hypernym)duty


Narrower (hyponym)charge, commission, fatigue, fatigue duty, guard, guard duty, mission, reassignment, sea-duty, sentry duty, sentry go, service abroad, shipboard duty, shore duty

2. assignment (communication) the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. assignment (act) the act of distributing something to designated places or persons


SamplesThe first task is the assignment of an address to each datum.


Synonymsassigning


Broader (hypernym)distribution


Narrower (hyponym)allocation, storage allocation

4. assignment (possession) (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance


Synonymsgrant


Broader (hypernym)transferred possession, transferred property


Narrower (hyponym)apanage, appanage, land grant


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. assignment (act) an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


Narrower (hyponym)school assignment, schoolwork, writing assignment, written assignment

6. assignment (act) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position


SamplesThe appointment had to be approved by the whole committee.


Synonymsappointment, designation, naming


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, decision, determination


Narrower (hyponym)co-optation, co-option, delegacy, nomination, ordinance, ordination, recognition









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