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Definition of assessment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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assessment

noun
/əˈsɛsmənt/ assessment pronunciation American
 
1 [countable] an opinion or a judgment about someone or something that has been thought about very carefully synonym a detailed assessment of the risks involvedhis assessment of the situationAn adequate environmental impact assessment was not carried out on the bypass project.2 [uncountable] the act of judging or forming an opinion about someone or somethingwritten exams and other forms of assessmentObjective assessment of the severity of the problem was difficult.3 [countable] an amount that has been calculated and that must be paida tax assessment