What does assessment mean?

Definitions for assessment
əˈsɛs məntas·sess·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appraisal, assessment(noun)

    the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

  2. assessment(noun)

    an amount determined as payable

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

  3. assessment(noun)

    the market value set on assets

  4. judgment, judgement, assessment(noun)

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

    "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"


  1. assessment(Noun)

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

  2. assessment(Noun)

    An appraisal or evaluation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assessment(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. assessamentum.]

  2. Assessment(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. assessamentum.]

  3. Assessment(noun)

    the specific sum levied or assessed

    Etymology: [LL. assessamentum.]

  4. Assessment(noun)

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

    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

How to pronounce assessment?

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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. Alessandro Valentini:

    Although the details on the deal are pretty light so far, this is a sensible move for Aviva, it is consistent with management's focus on cash flow generation, the initial assessment suggests the valuation for the deal is fair.

  2. Jihad Azour:

    Based on the early assessment of the (IMF) team, we think there are upside risks, i.e. growth could be slightly higher than the one we have in our projections.

  3. Police Inspector Trevor Kidd:

    It is some significant distance from major waterways and any major infrastructure, so we do have something going our way as far as that goes, but it is certainly challenging to make an effective assessment at this stage.

  4. John Cornyn:

    I do think that the findings of the Intelligence Committee -- community assessment during the end of the Obama administration provides a road map to what the Russians did, as do the indictment of the 12 Russian GRU intelligence officials. And we’d better wake up.

  5. Sheila Caldwell:

    Take my own case. I took my borderline screening results from before my heart attack at age 50, but my heart age was like 63, within a few years of doing everything we tell people to do prevent the disease, I took the screening and the heart age assessment again and at age 54… my heart age was 53. Think about that. I added 10 years to my life.

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