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"assignment" in British English

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assignmentnoun

uk   /əˈsaɪn.mənt/ us   /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.
[C] a job that someone is sent somewhere to do: a foreign/diplomatic assignment
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 region.
[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

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(Definition of assignment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assignment" in American English

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assignmentnoun [C/U]

us   /əˈsɑɪn·mənt/
a particular job or responsibility given to you: [C] The homework assignment was to read Chapter 2 in our history book.
(Definition of assignment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assignment" in Business English

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assignmentnoun

uk   /əˈsaɪnmənt/ us  
[C] a task or a piece of work that is given to someone to do, often for a limited period of time: a six-month assignment Solving the industry's infrastructure problems while satisfying shareholders is going to be a tough assignment.give sb an assignment Our team was given an assignment to find the gaps in the market. accept/refuse/take on an assignment carry out/complete/finish an assignmentglobal/international/overseas, etc. assignment One of his first overseas assignments was as a junior in a delegation to Moscow. Assessment for the course will be based on four written assignments and a final examination.
[U] the process of giving someone a particular job, task, or responsibility: The restructuring will require changing the assignment of responsibilities and reporting relationships.
[C or U] LAW the act of giving something that belongs to you, such as a property or a financial agreement, to somebody else: The Agreement will terminate automatically in the event of its assignment. The assignment of a legal lease must be in the form of a deed to be effective.
on assignment
someone who is on assignment is doing a job in a particular place, usually for an agreed amount of time: The photographer died while on assignment in the war zone.
(Definition of assignment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“assignment” in Business English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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