assignment - homework

'assignment'
An assignment is a task that someone is given to do, usually as part of their job.

My first major assignment as a reporter was to cover a large-scale riot.

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An assignment is also a piece of academic work given to students.

The course has heavy reading assignments.

Such a student would go to his first class, get his first assignment and probably do it out of habit.

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In American English, an assignment is also a piece of work given to schoolchildren to do at home.
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'homework'
In British English, work given to schoolchildren to do at home is called homework.

He never did any homework.

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Homework is an uncount noun. You do not talk about `homeworks' or `a homework'. Note that pupils do homework. They do not `make' homework.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • assignment — as·sign·ment n 1: the act of assigning 2 a: a position, post, or office to which one is assigned b: a task assigned 3: a present transfer of property or rights absolute assignment: an assignment in which the transfer is complete and leaves the… …   Law dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) A transfer of title or interest by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assignment — late 14c., order, request, directive, from O.Fr. assignement (legal) assignment (of dower, etc.), from L.L. assignamentum, noun of action from L. assignare (see ASSIGN (Cf. assign)). Meaning appointment to office is mid 15c.; that of a task… …   Etymology dictionary

  • assignment — assignment, assignation An assignment is an allocation, and in law a legal transfer of a right or property, or the document that effects the transfer. It is also a task or piece of work allotted to a person, in this meaning originating in AmE.… …   Modern English usage

  • Assignment K — is a 1968 British thriller film directed by Val Guest, and starring Stephen Boyd, Camilla Sparv, Michael Redgrave and Leo McKern. A British spy has his cover blown, leading to the East German Stasi kidnapping his girlfriend in order to try and… …   Wikipedia

  • assignment — *task, duty, job, stint, chore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assignment — ► NOUN 1) a task allocated to someone as part of a job or course of study. 2) the action of assigning …   English terms dictionary

  • assignment — [ə sīn′mənt] n. 1. an assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment 2. anything assigned or allotted, as a lesson, task, etc. 3. Law a) a transfer of a claim, right, property, etc. b) an instrument, as a deed, authorizing this SYN. TASK …   English World dictionary

  • Assignment — The receipt of an exercise notice by an options writer that requires the writer to sell ( in the case of a call) or purchase ( in the case of a put) the underlying security at the specified strike price. The New York Times Financial Glossary * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • assignment — Options are exercised through the option purchaser s broker, who notifies the clearinghouse of the option s exercise. The clearinghouse then notifies the option seller that the buyer has exercised. When futures options are exercised, the buyer of …   Financial and business terms

  • Assignment — wiktionarypar|assignmentAssignment may refer to:* Assignment (computer science), modification of the value of a variable in a computer program * Assignment (education), required work to be completed outside the classroom * Assignment (law),… …   Wikipedia

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