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assign

Law a person to whom property is assigned; assignee

assign

[ə′sīn]
(computer science)
A control statement in FORTRAN which assigns a computed value i to a variable k, the latter representing the number of the statement to which control is then transferred.
References in classic literature ?
We will assign to them, as partners in the march, those lowly laborers and handicraftsmen, who have pined, as with a dying thirst, after the unattainable fountains of knowledge.
To such a one He assigns a life in a general's epaulets or as a privy councillor--to such a one, I say, He assigns a life of command; whereas to another one, He allots only a life of unmurmuring toil and suffering.
This is the first reference material available from NIST that assigns values for aflatoxins.