Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun assignment

6 senses of assignment

Sense 1
assignment, duty assignment -- (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty")
       => duty -- (work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job")

Sense 2
assignment -- (the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another)
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 3
assignment, assigning -- (the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum")
       => distribution -- (the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning)

Sense 4
grant, assignment -- ((law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance)
       => transferred property, transferred possession -- (a possession whose ownership changes or lapses)

Sense 5
assignment -- (an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor))
       => undertaking, project, task, labor -- (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings")

Sense 6
appointment, assignment, designation, naming -- (the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee")
       => decision, determination, conclusion -- (the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly")

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