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assessment

[ uh-ses-muhnt ]
/ əˈsɛs mənt /
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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.

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Origin of assessment

First recorded in 1530–40; assess + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for assessment

assessment
/ (əˈsɛsmənt) /

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
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Cultural definitions for assessment

assessment

The appraisal of property for the purposes of taxation.

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