as‧sign‧ment S2
1 [uncountable and countable] a piece of work that is given to someone as part of their job
on an assignment
She's gone to Italy on a special assignment.
on assignment
He was killed while on assignment abroad.
2 [countable] a piece of work that a student is asked to do:
a history assignment
3 [uncountable] when people are given particular jobs to do
4 [countable] something such as a place to sit, piece of equipment etc that you are given to use for a particular purpose:
an aeroplane seat assignment

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