assignment assignment  /ə ˈsaɪn mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
  2. (n) the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
  3. (n) the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
  4. (n) (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
  5. (n) an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
  6. (n) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

Usage(s):

  1. Later in the week another photographer on assignment for Newsweek, Olivier Rebbot, 31, was shot in the chest by a sniper while covering the fighting at San Francisco Gotera.
  2. It was a dream assignment, a chance to escape Washington and work in exotic environs on a big story.
  3. Part of his anxiety was over the Mitterrand assignment.

News

  1. Mets Designate Collin McHugh For Assignment

    The Mets have designated right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh for assignment, according to the team (Twitter link). The move clears a roster space for Carlos Torres, who was promoted earlier today. McHugh had appeared with the Mets briefly this season, pitching to a 10.29 ERA, 3.9 K/9, and 3.5 BB/9 over seven innings. The 25-year-old performed much better in Triple-A Las Vegas this year, with a 2 ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: MLB Trade Rumors

  2. Bryce Harper injury: Nationals OF will need rehab assignment before returning

    The Washington Nationals plan to send injured outfielder Bryce Harper on a brief minor league rehab assignment before he returns to the team's lineup, according to comments manager Davey Johnson made to MLB.com's Bill Ladson . The 20-year-old Harper will likely play for Class A Potomac to test out his injured left knee in a game situation, but the date for this has not been set.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. Assignment Editor

    The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX40 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

Quotes

  1. "He brought a reporter's eye, a literate touch, and above all a personal humanity to every assignment," Costas said. "He had a combination of qualities seldom seen in the history of the medium, not just sports."
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Bob Costas Source: SouthFlorida.com

  2. "Asdrubal is taking ground balls and he will go with us to Tampa and take batting practice on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," Acta said. "Then we'll see if he's able to go on a rehab assignment. We can't feel sorry for ourselves because of the...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Manny Acta Source: ESPN

  3. "Sasha had an assignment out there tonight and he played Ginobili very well," Jackson said. "Offensively, Sasha had a lot better games, but defensively, that was one of his best."
    on May 22, 2006 By: Phil Jackson Source: 940 News

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