Learner's definition of ASSIGNMENT
1 : a job or duty that is given to someone : a task someone is required to do
My assignment was to clean the equipment. = They gave me the assignment of cleaning the equipment.
The students were given a homework assignment.
The reporter's assignment is to interview the candidate.
The reporter is here on an assignment.
2 [noncount] : the act of assigning something or someone: such as a : the act of sending someone to a particular group or place as part of a job b : the act of giving a particular value, identity, etc., to something c : the act of saying that someone has something (such as blame) d law : the act of officially giving property or a legal right to another person 3 [count] : something (such as a particular position or seat) that is chosen for you to use or have