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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·sig·na·tion /ˌæsɪgˈneʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sig·na·tion n.
 1. The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.
    This order being taken in the senate, as touching the appointment and assignation of those provinces.   --Holland.
 2. An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview; -- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a bad sense.
    While nymphs take treats, or assignations give.   --Pope.
 3. A making over by transfer of title; assignment.
 House of assignation, a house in which appointments for sexual intercourse are fulfilled.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers) [syn: tryst]
      2: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning;
         distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of
         seats in the House of Representatives is based on the
         relative population of each state" [syn: allotment, apportionment,
          apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling]