What does assessment mean?

Definitions for assessment
əˈsɛs məntas·sess·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appraisal, assessmentnoun

    the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

  2. assessmentnoun

    an amount determined as payable

    "the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership"

  3. assessmentnoun

    the market value set on assets

  4. judgment, judgement, assessmentnoun

    the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

    "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"


  1. assessmentnoun

    The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.

  2. assessmentnoun

    An appraisal or evaluation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assessmentnoun

    Etymology: from to assess.

    What greater immunity and happiness can there be to a people, than to be liable to no laws, but what they make themselves? To be subject to no contribution, assessment, or any pecuniary levy whatsoever, but what they vote, and voluntarily yield unto themselves? James Howell, Pre-eminence of Parliam.


  1. assessment

    Assessment refers to the process of evaluating or analyzing a person's knowledge, skills, attitudes, or abilities in a specific subject or field. This can involve a variety of methods including tests, observations, interviews, or reviews of work. Assessments aim to measure performance, identify areas for improvement, and guide future learning or development strategies. They can be utilized in various settings such as education, healthcare, business, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assessmentnoun

    the act of assessing; the act of determining an amount to be paid; as, an assessment of damages, or of taxes; an assessment of the members of a club

  2. Assessmentnoun

    a valuation of property or profits of business, for the purpose of taxation; such valuation and an adjudging of the proper sum to be levied on the property; as, an assessment of property or an assessment on property

  3. Assessmentnoun

    the specific sum levied or assessed

  4. Assessmentnoun

    an apportionment of a subscription for stock into successive installments; also, one of these installments (in England termed a "call")

  5. Etymology: [LL. assessamentum.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. assessment

    1. A continuous process that measures the overall effectiveness of employing joint force capabilities during military operations. 2. Determination of the progress toward accomplishing a task, creating an effect, or achieving an objective. 3. Analysis of the security, effectiveness, and potential of an existing or planned intelligence activity. 4. Judgment of the motives, qualifications, and characteristics of present or prospective employees or

Editors Contribution

  1. assessment

    To assess the value or quality of a goal, plan, project, task. process, procedures, structure, system or standard.

    They did complete a regular assessment of the project tasks to ensure they were efficient and suitable for purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assessment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1545

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assessment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2311

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assessment' in Nouns Frequency: #605

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assessment in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assessment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of assessment in a Sentence

  1. Michael Doucet:

    The first thing we’re going to do is remove that student from the premises with proper authority, then, we’re going to have a home visit done by detectives of the sheriff’s department, and if no charges are filed, we’re going to conduct a threat assessment on the student.

  2. Christophe Weber:

    There is 25 percent (of the portfolio) which is more isolated products. Some are doing very well, some less well. That's where you could have some portfolio assessment and potentially some disposals.

  3. Amos Hochstein:

    We'd want to look at what affects Russia, the assessment today versus a year ago is different, because the oil markets today are different than they were then, russia can and should be a market participant, but it has to play by the rules of the game.

  4. George Fraser:

    Their performance could lead you to say that you miscalculated how good the Russian army is, but I’d be cautious in that assessment as they have many units left in Russia that may be of higher caliber in reserve for the possibility of a confrontation with NATO were it to happen; but there a lot of things about how they are executing in Ukraine that are not adding up, i think it’s just miscalculations on everybody’s part about everything.

  5. An ICE spokesperson:

    Custody is intended to be short term, generally less than 72 hours, to allow for immigration enforcement processing and establishing appropriate terms and conditions of release while their immigration proceedings continue.All families will be tested for COVID-19 and receive a health assessment.

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