assessment [uh-ses-muh nt] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assessment on Thesaurus.com noun
- the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.
- an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
- 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.
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
I hardly spoke to every patron, but there may have been some validity to his assessment.
December 17, 2014
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December 3, 2014
I asked Christian publisher Crossway Books for their assessment of the manipulation of the best-seller lists.
November 16, 2014
In support of his assessment, he offers a number of tantalizing theories, only partially undergirded by fully explored evidence.
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of assessment
Sedan’s proportionate share of the assessment was forty-two thousand francs.
The assessment was levied according to the means of the villagers.
Footnote 3-65: For an assessment of the performance of the Mason’s crew.
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
Of course, there is stealing in the assessment of land damages; but so there is everywhere.
The sampling and the cabin and the tunnel count for assessment work.
British Dictionary definitions for assessment assessment noun
- the act of assessing, esp (in Britain) the evaluation of a student’s achievement on a course
- an amount determined as payable
- a valuation set on taxable property, income, etc
- 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.
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