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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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