Etymology
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assessment (n.)

1530s, "value of property for tax purposes," from assess + -ment. The meaning "act of determining or adjusting of tax rate, charges, damages, etc., to be paid" is from 1540s (earlier in this sense was assession, mid-15c.). The general sense of "estimation" is recorded from 1620s; in education jargon by 1956.

updated on September 27, 2022

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Definitions of assessment from WordNet

assessment (n.)
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth;
Synonyms: appraisal
assessment (n.)
an amount determined as payable;
the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership
assessment (n.)
the market value set on assets;
assessment (n.)
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event;
Synonyms: judgment / judgement
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