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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun assignment:

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Assignment is a member of the word family assign, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun assignment

What does assignment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: assignments

  1. a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
  2. the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
  3. the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
    • example: the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of assignment: assigning
    • more generic word: distribution = the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
    • more specific terms: storage allocation / allocation = the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
  4. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
  5. an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
  6. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

Alternative definition of the noun assignment

noun

  1. the act of assigning, or an assigned task
  2. a position to which someone is assigned
  3. [education] a task given to students, homework or coursework
  4. [legal] a transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer
  5. [computing] an operation that assigns a value to a variable

Group

Assignment is a musical group.

  • album: "Inside of the Machine"

Music

"Assignment" is a musical album of Strategy.

  • released in (15 years ago)

Writings

"Assignment" is a book by Leigh Michaels.

  • genres: Romance novel, Fiction

Miscellanea

  1. Assignment: In computer programming, an assignment statement sets and/or re-sets the value stored in the storage location denoted by a variable name; in other words, it copies the value into the variable. In most imperative programming languages, the assignment statement is a fundamental construct.
  2. Assignment: An assignment is a term used with similar meanings in the law of contracts and in the law of real estate. In both instances, it encompasses the transfer of rights held by one party—the assignor—to another party—the assignee. The details of the assignment determines some additional rights and liabilities.

Phrases with Assignment

  1. duty assignment
  2. school assignment
  3. reading assignment
  4. writing assignment
  5. written assignment
  6. Frequency Assignment
  7. Procrustean Assignment

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Assignment

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Google previewCentury Edition of The American Digest (1898)

A Complete Digest of All Reported American Cases from the Earliest Times to 1896

An assignment is a transfer by one person to another of any property, real or personal, or of any estate or right therein.

Google previewSteve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE (2013)

Contracts by Steven L. Emanuel

Present transfer: An assignment is a present transfer of one's rights under a contract.

No consideration: Because an assignment is a present transfer, no consideration is required for it (just as no...

Google previewNegotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate (2003)

by Tina L. Stark

n assignment is a transfer which confers a complete and present right in a subject...

Google previewHandbook of Youth Mentoring (2005)

by David L. DuBois, Michael J. Karcher

Experimental Control Groups Random assignment is the best way to create two groups that would change comparably over time. In this type...

Google previewWiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2016 Study Guide January (2015)

Regulation by O. Ray Whittington

Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another . Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, but there are some exceptions. Contracts involving personal services, trust or ...

Google previewWiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2015 Study Guide July (2015)

Regulation by O. Ray Whittington

Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another . Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, but there are some exceptions. Contracts involving personal services, trust or ...

Google previewWiley CPAexcel Exam Review Spring 2014 Study Guide (2014)

Regulation by O. Ray Whittington

Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another . Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, but there are some exceptions. Contracts involving personal services, trust or ...

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2008 (2007)

Regulation by O. Ray Whittington, Patrick R. Delaney

Assignment and Delegation 39. (b) Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another. Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, ...

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2011, Regulation (2010)

by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington

Assignment and Delegation 39. (b) Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another. Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, but there are some exceptions. Contracts involving ...

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2009 (2008)

Regulation by O. Ray Whittington, Patrick R. Delaney

Assignment and Delegation 39. (b) Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another. Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, ...

Google previewWiley CPA Exam Review 2010, Regulation (2009)

by O. Ray Whittington, Patrick R. Delaney

Assignment and Delegation 39. (b) Assignment is the transfer of a right under a contract by one person to another. Almost all contract rights are assignable as long as the parties agree to it, but there are some exceptions. Contracts involving ...

Google previewThe Northwestern Reporter (1914)

In the light of the authorities above cited, to which others might be added, defendant's second assignment must be decided adversely to if The third assignment is that the court erred in submitting to the jury subdivision b of instruction 1, viz.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice by Ronet Bachman, ISBN 9781412950329 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Random assignment Random assignment is an experimental technique for assigning subjects to different treatments(orno...

Google previewThe Family Limited Partnership Deskbook (2007)

Forming and Funding FLPs and Other Closely Held Business Entities by David T. Lewis, Andrea C. Chomakos

Admittedly, executing an assignment is a fairly routine process.

Google previewIntroduction To Nursing Research (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Random assignment is an experimental technique for assigning subjects to different treatments . The thinking behind random assignment is that by randomizing treatment assignment, then the group attributes for the different treatments will be ...

Google previewGeneral Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (2010)

by Mark A. Munizzo, Lisa Virruso Musial

An appraisal review assignment is the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser's work, whether that work is an appraisal, appraisal review, or an appraisal consulting assignment.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Real Estate Forms & Agreements (2009)

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, Forms, and Contracts with Companion CD-ROM. by Atlantic Publishing Co

Assignment of ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

ASSIGNMENT: A process under which Medicare pays its share of the allowed charge directly to the physician or supplier. Medicare will do this only if the physician accepts Medicare's allowed charge as payment in full ( guarantees ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

ASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT 76 ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER Novation. " Assignment" is usually used as equivalent of "novation." — Cortes v. Philippine Trust Co., 45 OG 295. Transfer. The term "assign" does not mean transfer, in the first, ...

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Quotes about Assignment

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. (Baltasar Gracian)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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