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Dictionary definition for: Assignment

1. (n) a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces) "hazardous duty"

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

3. (n) the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"

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

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

6. (n) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

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