Assigning vs Assignment - What's the difference?

assigning | assignment |

As a verb assigning

is .

As a noun assignment is

the act of assigning; the allocation of a job or a set of tasks.




  • assignment


    (en noun)
  • The act of assigning; the allocation of a job or a set of tasks.
  • This flow chart represents the assignment of tasks in our committee.
  • The categorization of something as belonging to a specific category.
  • We should not condone the assignment of asylum seekers to that of people smugglers.
  • An assigned task.
  • The assignment the department gave him proved to be quite challenging.
  • A position to which someone is assigned.
  • Unbeknownst to Mr Smith, his new assignment was in fact a demotion.
  • (education) A task given to students, such as homework or coursework.
  • Mrs Smith gave out our assignments , and said we had to finish them by Monday.
  • (legal) A transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right.
  • The assignment of the lease has not been finalised yet.
  • (legal) A document that effects this transfer.
  • Once you receive the assignment in the post, be sure to sign it and send it back as soon as possible.
  • (computing) An operation that assigns a value to a variable.