assessment [ uh- ses-m uh nt] Word Origin See more synonyms for assessment on Thesaurus.com 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. Related forms mis·as·sess·ment, noun o·ver·as·sess·ment, noun pro·as·sess·ment, adjective re·as·sess·ment, noun self-as·sess·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misassessment 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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Word Origin and History for misassessment 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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