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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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After carrying out the optimization procedure (68), then we can find the approximation of the early exercise boundary [V.sub.f]([tau]) as the inverse of the function [[tau].sub.f](V).
At the early exercise boundary [[bar.S](i, m)].sub.t[member of][0,T]], the American fractional lookback call option would be optimally exercised.
Private Information as a Motivating Factor in Early Exercise
The scale of this investment underscores their commitment towards Eastown and Westown and the early exercise of these options confirms the commitment of both parties to delivering these projects in an extremely quick timeframe.
(1,4) The increase in blood lactate that occurs during intense exercise formed one of the landmark discoveries of early exercise scientists.
Kate, who lives in Gosforth with James, her 22-month-old son, is eager to explain the advantages of any early exercise plan to parents.
It is incomplete because it provides no explanation of early exercise of options or warrants.
Veld, 1996, "Put-Call Parities and the Value of Early Exercise for Put Options on a Performance Index", Journal of Futures Markets, 16:71-80
Carper and Attridge want the reader, as an early exercise (22), to copy out half of Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" accurately and with pleasure and to try to mark the rhythm as she then reads it aloud.
This early exercise in propaganda had the required effect of winding up the British troops, and personalising the conflict.
The marsh tractor was an early exercise in recycling, putting to work a Model T Ford running gear, wheels and rear frame from a grain binder, and extensions from an old lumber wagon.

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