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noun [countable/uncountable] assignment pronunciation in British English /əˈsaɪnmənt/
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pluralassignments
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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 30 October.
    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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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