assessment [uh-ses-muh nt] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assessment on noun

  1. the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.
  2. an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
  3. an amount assessed as payable.

Origin of assessment First recorded in 1530–40; assess + -ment Related formsmis·as·sess·ment, nouno·ver·as·sess·ment, nounpro·as·sess·ment, adjectivere·as·sess·ment, nounself-as·sess·ment, noun Related Words for assessment judgment, estimate, appraisal, estimation, determination, computation, reckoning, valuation, rating, duty, levy, fee, tariff, taxation, demand, tax, rate, charge, toll Examples from the Web for assessment Contemporary Examples of assessment

  • The assessment of the strikes comes in real-time video from the aircraft.

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    January 7, 2015

  • I hardly spoke to every patron, but there may have been some validity to his assessment.

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  • RELATED: Wing Span: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS) Not everyone agreed with her assessment.

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  • I asked Christian publisher Crossway Books for their assessment of the manipulation of the best-seller lists.

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  • In support of his assessment, he offers a number of tantalizing theories, only partially undergirded by fully explored evidence.

    The Myth of the Central Park Five

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    October 19, 2014

  • Historical Examples of assessment

  • Sedan’s proportionate share of the assessment was forty-two thousand francs.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • The assessment was levied according to the means of the villagers.

    The Soul of a People

    H. Fielding

  • Footnote 3-65: For an assessment of the performance of the Mason’s crew.

    Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965

    Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

  • Of course, there is stealing in the assessment of land damages; but so there is everywhere.

    Glances at Europe

    Horace Greeley

  • The sampling and the cabin and the tunnel count for assessment work.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for assessment assessment noun

    1. the act of assessing, esp (in Britain) the evaluation of a student’s achievement on a course
    2. an amount determined as payable
    3. a valuation set on taxable property, income, etc
    4. evaluation; estimation

    Word Origin and History for assessment n.

    1540s, “value of property for tax purposes,” from assess + -ment. Meaning “determination or adjustment of tax rate” is from 1540s; general sense of “estimation” is recorded from 1620s. In education jargon from 1956.

    assessment in Culture assessment

    The appraisal of property for the purposes of taxation.

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