Definition of "Assignment" :
noun: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
noun: the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
"The first task is the assignment of an address to each datum."
noun: a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
noun: an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
noun: the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
noun: (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance