assignment


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Value of assignments in distance education indicates that assignment designing, its writing and evaluation are valuable skills for those who are related to the process of distance education may be as planners, organizers, educators or students.
If not you will need to get the assignment modified or refuse the assignment.
Most people are used to checking their e-mail and texts several times a day, certainly more often than they will check into a course, and thus this reminder "service" becomes a way to help students with their assignments and assignment deadlines beyond the course.
When we contacted this service provider, who is also an international student studying in the same college that we visited earlier, he immediately agreed to do an assignment after we gave cursory information for one.
According to the Civil Code, an assignment of rights can include the rights under the corresponding security provided by the debtor to secure payments and other related rights.
These evaluations help to gauge future potential and serve as decision support for every assignment match.
A perspective that may be more illuminating than either the discrete task completion hypothesis or the matching law in predicting the effect of task order on assignment performance and preference is the notion of behavioral momentum.
I provide what, why, and how in my syllabus, in assignment sheets, and in class discussion.
In the survey, 91 percent of the SES-ers indicated that rotational assignments were a very important or the most important component of the program, and 94 percent of all graduates indicated that rotational assignments were very important.
Through a competitive process, candidates, officers at the mid-career point will be selected, assiduously developed, and employed in demanding international and politico-military assignments as international affairs specialists.
Then he and his wife, Helen, took one assignment every year, ranging from South America to Africa to Asia.
X and Y say that, in contrast to the bond coupons assigned in Horst, the value of a legal claim is speculative at the moment of assignment, and may be worth nothing.