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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun assessment:


Assessment is a member of the word family assess, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun assessment

What does assessment mean as a name of something?

Assessment is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: assessments

  1. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  2. an amount determined as payable
    • example: the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: charge = financial liabilities
  3. the market value set on assets
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic terms: cost / monetary value / price = the property of having material worth
    • more specific term: tax assessment = the value set on taxable property
  4. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of assessment: judgement / judgment
    • more generic terms: act / deed / human action / human activity = something that people do or cause to happen
    • more specific terms:
      • justice = judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
      • adjudication = the final judgment in a legal proceeding
      • disapproval = the act of disapproving or condemning
      • evaluation / rating = act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
      • estimation / estimate = a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
      • logistic assessment = a judgment of the logistic support required for some particular military operation
      • value judgement / value judgment = an assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed

Alternative definition of the noun assessment


  1. The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
  2. An appraisal or evaluation.

Specialised definition of the noun assessment

Glossary of sports

careful consideration of something to make a judgment about it (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a judgment based on evidence (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Assessment" is a 2010 short film written and directed by Mark Gutteridge.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • language: English Language
  • released in (5 years ago)


  1. "Assessment" is a book by Bertie Kingore.
  2. "Assessment" is a book by William V. Mayer.
    • also known as "Assessment: a practical guide to improving the quality and scope of assessment instruments"


"Assessment" is a musical single of The Beta Band.

  • released on (10 years ago)


  1. Assessment a.k.a. Educational assessment is the process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skill, attitudes, and beliefs. Assessment can focus on the individual learner, the learning community, the institution, or the educational system as a whole.
  2. Assessment is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research in the field of psychology, especially applied clinical assessment. The editor-in-chief is Aaron L. Pincus.

Phrases with Assessment

  1. tax assessment
  2. Disc Assessment
  3. Risk assessment
  4. special assessment
  5. logistic assessment
  6. personality assessment

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Assessment

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Google previewAssessment in Science (2011)

A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice by Daniel Shepardson

Assessment is a tool to measure a student's understanding of material taught. Assessment is an attempt to determine what students know and what they can do . Assessment is any means of measuring a student's class work, knowledge, understanding and/or ability to use that learned information.

Google previewEssential Interviewing and Counseling Skills (2014)

An Integrated Approach to Practice by Tracy A. Prout, PhD, Melanie J. Wadkins, PhD

Assessment is a broad term used to encompass all methods that a mental health professional may use to collect information...

Google previewPsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (2008)

by Ruth Elder, Katie Evans, Debra Nizette

Assessment is the first step in the diagnosis of mental disorders. A mental health assessment 'is a complex intellectual activity that includes formulating hypotheses about a person, deciding what data are necessary to confirm or disconfirm ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Behavioral Assessment (2003)

by Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O'Brien

Introduction In Chapter 3 we discussed the conditional utility of the elements of the behavioral assessment paradigm: Behavioral assessment is a functional approach to assessment in that the utility of each element of the paradigm varies ...

Google previewThe Power of Family Unity (2013)

How to Use it to Gain Economical Freedom for Generations by Rashid Rashad

Needs assessment is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs or gaps between current conditions and desired...

Google previewGreen Business (2011)

An A-to-Z Guide by Nevin Cohen

Exposure assessment is a method of measuring or estimating an organism's level of exposure to a toxic compound or group of...

In other words, exposure assessment is the process of measuring or estimating toxic chemical concentrations, ...

Google previewSpirituality in Social Work Practice (2013)

by Ronald K. Bullis

assessment is an organic process that has three main aspects. As discussed...

an organic assessment means a connected assessment. Whether the...

Google previewIssues and Choices in Clinical Nutrition Practice (2007)

by Abby S. Bloch

Nutrition assessment is an ongoing, dynamic process that involves not only initial data collection but also continual reassessment and...

data are related to outcomes to be measured, recommended guidelines, and whether the assessment is an initial one or a reassessment.

Realization that nutrition assessment is a systematic process, which requires judgment on the part of the dietetics professional to ...

Google previewA Guide to Teaching Practice (2004)

by Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison

Assessment is a major contributor to raising standards in schools1 in terms of teaching, learning and student achievement.

Google previewSurvival of the Fittest (2013)

The Shifting Contours of Higher Education in China and the United States by Qi Li, Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin

Pepin Abstract Assessment is the evaluation of student learning in specific learning outcomes such as integrative thinking,

Assessment is a critical component in moving higher education out of the regimented industrial age into the ...

Google previewRisk Assessment Methods (1993)

Approaches for Assessing Health and Environmental Risks by V.T. Covello, M.W. Merkhoher

CHAPTER 3 Exposure Assessment Exposure assessment is the process of measuring or estimating the intensity, frequency, and duration of human or other population exposures to risk agents. Exposures may occur in a variety of ways, such ...

Google previewInvolving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy (2013)

by Joseph Pinson

Assessment is a continuing process that allows for continual refinement during the course of treatment.

Effective assessment is the first step in protocol planning (Michel and Pinson 2005, 2012) that is a regimen for prioritizing needs in an ...

Google previewEssentials of Science Classroom Assessment (2010)

by Xiufeng Liu

Assessment is a routine task for all teachers; you may think that conducting science assessment requires no more than...

Google previewPrinciples of Environmental Impact Assessment (1998)

An International Training Course

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS - Environmental impact assessment is the systematic, reproducible,

ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT- An environmental site assessment is a preliminary evaluation of a site or ...

Google previewIntensive Variable and Its Application (2014)

by Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan

Land suitability assessment is a type of multi-factor evaluation, and its purpose is to determine whether and how a land plot is suitable for a particular use. Land suitability assessment is the basis for sound land use decision making and ...

Google previewEnvironmental Management in Practice: Vol 1 (2013)

Instruments for Environmental Management by Paul Compton, Dimitri Devuyst, Luc Hens, Bhaskar Nath

DEFINITIONS Life-cycle assessment is an objective process to evaluate the environmental burdens associated with a...

Google previewICT and Special Educational Needs (2004)

by Florian, John Hegarty

Assessment is an integral and essential part of all good teaching.

Formative assessment is a much more fluid process that is mostly carried out informally, with the teacher noting that students who have failed to reach expected levels of ...

Google previewParts Selection and Management (2005)

by Michael Pecht

Manufacturer, part, and distributor assessments Manufacturer assessment is an evaluation of the part manufacturer's ability to produce parts with consistent quality. Part assessment is the determination of the candidate part's quality and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Canadian Social Work (2009)

by Francis J. Turner

Although often presented as a unitary act, assessment is a process that continues throughout a case, as situations...

For those who view diagnosis as a narrow search for pathology, assessment is a preferable term, apparently because it is ...

Google previewConcise Environmental Engineering

Risk assessment is an important component in risk management. Risk assessment is the determination of risk related to a hazard. Methods for assessment of risk may differ between sectors and whether it pertains to environmental or public ...

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Our initial assessment is that they will all die. (Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf)
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Scrabble value of A1S1S1E1S1S1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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