EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value. Origin of assessment
First recorded in
-ment 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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Examples from the Web for self-assessment Contemporary Examples of self-assessment
His attempts at thoughtfulness fall flat, especially when he attempts On Walden Pond-esque introspection and
Ryan stammers "no" now, but offers no convincing reason to accept his
Before you even dig into the recipes, she suggests you do a
self-assessment as to whether your body type is yin or yang. British Dictionary definitions for self-assessment noun an evaluation of one's own abilities and failings finance a system to enable taxpayers to assess their own tax liabilities 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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Word Origin and History for self-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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self-assessment in Culture
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