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Noun assignment has 6 senses
  1. assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
    --1 is a kind of duty
    --1 has particulars:
     guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry go; fatigue duty, fatigue; mission, charge, commission; reassignment; sea-duty, service abroad, shipboard duty; shore duty
    Derived form: verb assign1
  2. assignment - the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
    --2 is a kind of
    legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    Derived form: verb assign7
  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"
    --3 is a kind of distribution
    --3 has particulars: allocation
    Derived form: verb assign8
  4. grant, assignment - (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
    --4 is a kind of transferred property, transferred possession
    --4 has particulars: appanage, apanage; land grant
    Derived form: verb assign7
  5. assignment - an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
    --5 is a kind of
    undertaking, project, task, labor
    --5 has particulars:
     school assignment, schoolwork; written assignment, writing assignment
    Derived form: verb assign4
  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"
    --6 is a kind of decision, determination, conclusion
    --6 has particulars:
     nomination; co-option, co-optation; delegacy; ordination, ordinance; recognition
    Derived form: verb assign1
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