[uh-ses-muh nt]
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  1. the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.
  2. an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
  3. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for reassessment


  1. the act or an instance of assessing again


  1. the act of assessing, esp (in Britain) the evaluation of a student's achievement on a course
  2. an amount determined as payable
  3. a valuation set on taxable property, income, etc
  4. evaluation; estimation
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Word Origin and History for reassessment



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

reassessment in Culture


The appraisal of property for the purposes of taxation.

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