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Task, project, assignment, job. Which one is correct in my case?

These words don't have exact matches in Portuguese, so sometimes I get confused about their usage. When is it more suitable to use task rather than assigment and vice versa?

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Task is a piece of work to be done or undertaken.

Assignment is a task assigned as part of a job or course of study.

In short, assignment = task given to you.

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