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noun [countable/uncountable] assignment pronunciation in American English /əˈsaɪnmənt/
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  1. 1
    work that you must do as part of a course of study or as part of your job
    Please hand in your completed assignments by October 30.
    His first assignment as a reporter was to cover the local election.
    on assignment (=doing a particular job for a period of time): Joe’s still away on assignment for a Swiss newspaper.
  2. 2
    the process of giving someone or something a particular job, title, or status
    assignment of: The judge had to agree on the assignment of points for each part of the competition.


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