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English definition of “assignment”

assignment

noun     /əˈsaɪn.mənt/
B1 [C] a piece of work given to someone, typically as part of their studies or job : a freelance / photo assignment I have a lot of reading assignments to complete before the end of term .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work [C] a job that someone is sent somewhere to do: a foreign / diplomatic assignmentWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work on assignment Someone who is on assignment is doing a particular job or piece of work , usually in a particular place where they have been sent for a period of time : Both journalists were killed by terrorists while on assignment in the Middle East .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work [U] the process of giving a particular job or piece of work to someone, or of sending someone to a chosen place to do a job : assignment of the various tasks Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of assignment noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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