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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assignment  \As*sign"ment\,  n.  [LL.  assignamentum:  cf  OF 
  assenement.] 
  1.  An  allotting  or  an  appointment  to  a  particular  person  or 
  use  or  for  a  particular  time,  as  of  a  cause  or  causes  in 
  court. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  A  transfer  of  title  or  interest  by  writing,  as  of 
  lease,  bond,  note,  or  bill  of  exchange;  a  transfer  of 
  the  whole  of  some  particular  estate  or  interest  in 
  lands. 
  b  The  writing  by  which  an  interest  is  transferred. 
  c  The  transfer  of  the  property  of  a  bankrupt  to  certain 
  persons  called  assignees,  in  whom  it  is  vested  for  the 
  benefit  of  creditors. 
 
  {Assignment  of  dower},  the  setting  out  by  metes  and  bounds  of 
  the  widow's  thirds  or  portion  in  the  deceased  husband's 
  estate,  and  allotting  it  to  her 
 
  Note:  Assignment  is  also  used  in  law  as  convertible  with 
  specification;  assignment  of  error  in  proceedings  for 
  review  being  specification  of  error;  and  assignment  of 
  perjury  or  fraud  in  indictment  being  specifications  of 
  perjury  or  fraud. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assignment 
  n  1:  as  duty  that  you  are  assigned  to  perform  especially  in  the 
  armed  forces:  "hazardous  duty"  [syn:  {duty  assignment}] 
  2:  the  instrument  by  which  a  claim  or  right  or  interest  or 
  property  is  transferred  from  one  person  to  another 
  3:  the  act  of  distributing  something  to  designated  places  or 
  persons;  "the  first  task  is  the  assignment  of  an  address 
  to  each  datum"  [syn:  {assigning}] 
  4:  (law)  a  transfer  of  property  by  deed  of  conveyance  [syn:  {grant}] 
  5:  the  act  of  putting  a  person  into  a  non-elective  position; 
  "the  appointment  had  to  be  approvied  by  the  whole 
  committee"  [syn:  {appointment},  {designation},  {naming}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  assignment 
 
    Storing  the  value  of  an  expression  in  a 
  {variable}.  This  is  commonly  written  in  the  form  "v  =  e".  In 
  {Algol}  the  assignment  operator  was  ":="  (pronounced 
  "becomes")  to  avoid  mathematicians  qualms  about  writing 
  statements  like  x  =  x+1. 
 
  Assignment  is  not  allowed  in  {functional  languages},  where  an 
  {identifier}  always  has  the  same  value. 
 
  See  also  {referential  transparency},  {single  assignment}, 
  {zero  assignment}. 
 
  (1996-08-19) 
 
 




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