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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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Moreover the early exercise boundaries at initial [V.sub.f](0) are given in the third column of Table 2, where [V.sup.*] is the unique positive root of the following nonlinear algebraic equation:
Solving the optimal stopping problem (63) is equivalent to finding the points (t, [S.sub.t], [m.sub.t]) for which early exercise before maturity is optimal.
The frequent occurrence of early exercise of stock options is well documented in the literature.
(37) If you purchased a stock through the early exercise of an option (i.e., one allowed before vesting) that had an exercise price of $50 and the stock is at $50, and you applied the election, you would have no income tax due because the difference between the purchase price and the stock price is zero.
(1999) Aerobically generated C[O.sub.2] stored during early exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology 87, 1048-1058.
If the sublease term could extend beyond the then-current term of the ground lease, the Subtenant should insist upon verification that all options have been exercised and/or require the Fee Owner to accept an early exercise of such renewal rights.
-- Dow AgroSciences announces early exercise of commercial license for ZFP technology.
C[pounds sterling]Solidere InternationalCOs early exercise and commitment to invest in and jointly develop these projects with Sodic reflects our absolute confidence in these projects as well as the Egyptian market,C[yen] stated Mounib Hammoud, chief operating officer of Solidere International.
The Hull-White approach is a lattice model that can be customized to fit virtually any option feature including the early exercise of options by employees, turnover and employee exit rates both before and after vesting, which can vary over the life of the option.
He eventually converted to vegetarianism and became an early exercise junky, vigorously riding on a rocking horse when it was too wet to walk outside.
Lactate or, as it was customarily known, 'lactic acid' was one of the first molecules to attract the attention of early exercise scientists, mainly because blood lactate concentration could be measured and was shown to increase with increasing exercise intensity.
* Allowance of "early exercise" of the options before the options vest to enabling potential use of an IRC Sec.

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