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assign (something) to

To designate someone as responsible for doing something, or as responsible for having done something. Oh, I already assigned that project to Nicole. Since I was driving when we got into the accident, they assigned the blame to me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

assign someone or something to someone or something

to designate someone or something as belonging to someone or something else. They assigned the new car to Roger. They assigned the new worker to the mail room.
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assign something to someone

to attribute something to someone; to blame something on someone. We were forced to assign the blame to Robert. They assigned the responsibility for the accident to the driver of the car.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These problems which may occur either downstream or midstream in the manufacturing process, usually have assignable causes of variation further upstream.
Assumptions 5-10 are related to the expected time of occurrence of assignable causes and shifts in the process mean and variance for the interested quality characteristic.
An individual member charting out of control suggests a local assignable cause.
Panel 1 shows the proportions of each activity assignable to the three segments.
The court found that the letter of credit fulfilled all of the Cowden standards required for realization when received: it was issued by a solvent maker, unconditional, assignable, and not subject to set-off.
The i-Control features: intuitive navigation; large color touch screen interface; controls up to 4 bioreactors with features such as 8 mass flow controllers; up to 6 assignable pumps, 2 DO, 2 PH and 2 Temp; and the ability to use the same system to control autoclavable, disposable or SIP bioreactors (even CIP).
The panel has three independent partitions and 48 user codes, each with assignable authority levels.
The cause-selecting charts are designed to further distinguish between controllable assignable causes and uncontrollable assignable causes.
Part of the process of using SPC is to indentify "assignable caustatics," or special sources of variation in a process (ref.
An Assignable Cause feature lets operators document the source of the upset.
The reduction is otherwise not assignable or transferable.
Contribution to profit is the difference between revenue and the directly assignable costs associated with doing business.
* Conversion of 79,316 net assignable square feet of space in the "Y" Building on the CCNY campus into a new, $58.6 million home for the School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, designed by Rafael Vinoly with state-of-the-art environmental features.
Then, the assignable cause, which is accountable for the problem and is designated as active assignable cause, has to be found in order to bring the process back to control.
Basically, this means the batches currently in production are running as usual, with no assignable causes of variation affecting the quality.