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assessment

noun [C or U]     /əˈsesmənt/
the process of considering all the information about a situation or a person and making a judgement : conduct/give/make an assessment The first thing you must do is make an assessment of the situation . a detailed/thorough assessment They intend to conduct a more detailed assessment of potential clients .initial/preliminary assessment According to our initial assessment, progress was considerably slower than had been predicted . They have asked for an independent safety assessment of the factory .
the process of considering the amount or value of something, or the decision that is made: carry out/make an assessment The lender will send out a valuer or surveyor to make an assessment of the property . If you disagree with our assessment, you have the right to appeal .
(also tax assessment) TAX the process of calculating how much tax someone must pay , or the amount that must be paid : Much of the responsibility for tax assessment was passed to the taxpayer . We may alter an assessment up to two years after tax became due .
HR the process of testing , and making a judgement about , someone's knowledge , ability , skills , etc.: The diploma will be awarded based on a final exam and continuous assessment throughout the course . Every new employee will need to take an English-language assessment test .
→ See also environmental impact assessment, risk assessment, self-assessment, standard spending assessment
(Definition of assessment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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