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assignment

 [ah-sīn´ment]
the selection of something for a specific purpose.
random assignment in a research study, the assignment of subjects to experimental (treatment) or control groups in such a way that each member of a sample has an equal chance of being assigned to a particular group. Random assignment ensures that the groups will be as alike as possible at the beginning of the study. Called also randomization.

as·sign·ment

(ă-sīn'mĕnt)
A doctor "accepts assignment" when the insurance fee is considered as payment in full.
See also: par
[assign, fr. O.Fr. assigner, fr. L. adsigno, to mark, label, + -ment]

assignment

(ă-sīn′mĕnt) [L. assignamentum, marking out, designation]
The amount of money Medicare approves for specific health care services. Health care providers who “accept assignment” from Medicare agree to provide medical services in exchange for Medicare's monetary reimbursement and do not seek additional payments from patients.

as·sign·ment

(ă-sīn'mĕnt)
A dentist "accepts assignment" when the insurance fee is considered as payment in full.
[assign, fr. O.Fr. assigner, fr. L. adsigno, to mark, label, + -ment]
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