Definition of assessment
2 : the amount assessed : an amount that a person is officially required to pay especially as a tax the tax assessment on property
Examples of assessment in a Sentence
It's a difficult problem that requires careful assessment.
I don't agree with his assessment of the problem.
The owners claimed the tax assessment on their house was too high.
Recent Examples of assessment from the Web
Rats that exercised immediately had balance at both assessments that was similar to a control group that hadn’t been injured.
Now there are do-or-die assessments and quickie placement quizzes every time a kid turns around.
Since the course was built, native vegetation has increased by 167 percent, according to an assessment report by the Rio government that was cited by the magazine.
To get an assessment, the school in October invited in national experts in various engineering fields.
North, who had been his division’s point man on the assessment, necessarily played a role—though not, as E.P.A. officials have pointed out, in any sort of decision-making capacity.
Guests at this Aegean resort get a preliminary assessment, then can work with a coach to reach goals from weight loss to heart health.
In the process, Judge Garland rejected an intelligence assessment.
There would even be a risk-assessment mechanism to lower the rates for companies that have healthier employees.
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History of assessment
Assessment has two meanings (“an amount that a person is officially required to pay” and “the act of making a judgment about something”) so distinct that one might rightfully wonder if they come from different sources. They do not.
Both are derived from related senses of assess, a verb that for over 500 years has meant “to determine the rate or amount of (a tax).” The monetary sense of assessment is tied to this oldest use of assess. By the 19th century, the verb’s object shifted slightly to produce a new meaning, “to make an official valuation of (property) for the purposes of taxation.” It was but a short step from here to the broadened sense “to make a judgment about” that is the basis of assessment “the act of making a judgment.”
Origin and Etymology of assessment
First Known Use: 1534
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