to give or allocate; allot:
to assign rooms at a hotel.
to give out or announce as a task:
to assign homework.
to appoint, as to a post or duty:
to assign one to guard duty.
to designate; name; specify:
to assign a day for a meeting.
to ascribe; attribute; bring forward:
to assign a cause.
Law. to transfer:
to assign a contract.
Military. to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.
Law. to transfer property, especially in trust or for the benefit of creditors.
Usually, assigns. Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; :
my heirs and assigns.
The gospel is at once the assigner of our tasks and the magazine of our strength.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
verb (mainly transitive)
to select for and appoint to a post, etc: to assign an expert to the job
to give out or allot (a task, problem, etc): to assign advertising to an expert
to set apart (a place, person, time, etc) for a particular function or event: to assign a day for the meeting
to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribe: to assign a stone cross to the Vikings
to transfer (one’s right, interest, or title to property) to someone else
(also intransitive) (law) (formerly) to transfer (property) to trustees so that it may be used for the benefit of creditors
(military) to allocate (men or materials) on a permanent basis Compare attach (sense 6)
(computing) to place (a value corresponding to a variable) in a memory location
(law) a person to whom property is assigned; assignee
c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) “assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot,” from Latin assignare “to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + signare “make a sign,” from signum “mark” (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning “to fix, settle, determine, appoint” is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.
something assigned, as a particular task or duty: She completed the assignment and went on to other jobs. a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed: He left for his assignment in the Middle East. an act of assigning; appointment. Law. the transference of a right, interest, or […]
- Assignment problem
assignment problem mathematics, algorithm (Or “linear assignment”) Any problem involving minimising the sum of C(a, b) over a set P of pairs (a, b) where a is an element of some set A and b is an element of set B, and C is some function, under constraints such as “each element of A must […]
to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework. to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty. to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting. to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a […]
capable of being . Historical Examples Though the Negro is not assimilable, he is here to stay; he should therefore be helped to develop along his own lines. Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson Food and drink are only carriers of bits of assimilable sunshine. Etidorhpa or the End of Earth. John Uri […]