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assignment

1. Law
a. the transfer to another of a right, interest, or title to property, esp personal property
b. the document effecting such a transfer
c. the right, interest, or property transferred
2. Law (formerly) the transfer, esp by an insolvent debtor, of property in trust for the benefit of his creditors
3. Logic a function that associates specific values with each variable in a formal expression

Assignment

 

(also cession), the transfer of a creditor’s rights to a third party, who then becomes the new creditor. In Soviet law, assignment is possible only when it is not in contravention of laws or agreements and when the claim transferred does not pertain directly to the personality or individuality of the creditor. For example, the right to alimony cannot be transferred. Assignments depend only on the creditor and the third party; the agreement of the debtor is not required.

assignment

1. The transfer of a legal right.
2. In the case of a lease, the transfer of the right of the tenant to the entire property leased and for the entire term remaining; also see sublease.

assignment

(programming)
Storing the value of an expression in a variable. This is commonly written in the form "v = e". In Algol the assignment operator was ":=" (pronounced "becomes") to avoid mathematicians qualms about writing statements like x = x+1.

Assignment is not allowed in functional languages, where an identifier always has the same value.

See also referential transparency, single assignment, zero assignment.
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