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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 dictionaries and other books with definitions for Assessment

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Google previewSummary of Irrigation-district Statutes of Western States (1931)

by Wells Aleck Hutchins

Assessment is a lien from and after first Monday in March for any year. - Colorado .—All district taxes are special taxes. An additional issue or series of bonds shall be subject to the first issue. Idaho.—Assessment is a lien from and after first ...

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 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 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 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 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 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 previewInvolving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy (2012)

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 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 previewLessons from the Middle (2001)

High-end Learning for Middle School Students by TX Assoc for Gifted, Sandra Nina Kaplan, Michael W. Cannon

Classroom assessment is a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. Stated more simply, classroom assessment is the assessment process that yields formative or in-progress information leading to a determination of the student's needs ...

Google previewEvaluating the Impact of the Graduate Fellowship Programme of the International Livestock Research Institute (2002)

A Tools and Process Report

Impact assessment is the highest of these four levels and it is characterised by two main factors.

Secondly, impact assessment is an extraordinary activity in research management, and is best conducted by a team external to the training ...

Google previewSpeaking with Confidence and Skill (1989)

by Lynne Kelly, Arden K. Watson

The term listener assessment means that we study and observe our listeners so that our communication behavior is appropriate...

A second value of situation and listener assessment is that it will enhance the possibility of your accomplishing ...

Google previewSocial Work with Older People (2010)

by Ann McDonald

Good-quality assessment is the cornerstone of effective social work practice, whatever the setting (McDonald, 2006).

Google previewKnowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (2008)

12th International Conference, KES 2008, Zagreb, Croatia, September 3-5, 2008, Proceedings by Ignac Lovrek, Robert J. Howlett, L. C. Jain

Risk assessment is a common first step and also the most important step in a risk management process. Risk assessment is the determination of quantitative or qualitative value of risk related to a concrete situation and a recognized threat.

Google previewChemicals in the Environment (2006)

Assessing and Managing Risk by Ronald E. Hester, R. M. Harrison, Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)

Risk assessment is the process of estimating the likelihood that a particular event will occur under a given set of circumstances.

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 Psychological Assessment (2002)

by Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros

INTRODUCTION Needs assessment can be broadly defined as a systematic set of procedures to identify needs, prioritize them and make decisions concerning programme improvement based on these needs (Witkin & Altschuld, 2000).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Assessment, Testing, and Research Methods Academic Achievement (Vol. 2) Academic Achievement, Nature and Use of (Vol. 4) Achievement, Aptitude, and Ability Tests (Vol. 4) Adaptive Behavior Testing (Vol. 2) Adult Career Concerns ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaires CAREa MAI OARS Pathfinder Profile Activities of daily living Instrumental ++ ++ ++ ++ Basic ++ ++ ++ ++ ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation's Report Card, serves to measure student academic performance using a representative sampling process. NAEP has measured educational achievement ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2000)

Volume 66 - Supplement 29 - Automated System for the Generation of Document Indexes to Volume Visualization by Allen Kent

ASSESSMENT. AND. DESCRIPTION. Introduction The term conspectus in the library environment is associated with applications of specific methodologies to assess and describe library collections. In reality, the term can be applied to any ...

Google previewThe 30-second Encyclopedia of Learning and Performance (2003)

A Trainer's Guide to Theory, Terminology, and Practice by David H. Miles

A needs assessment is a systematic study or survey of an organization for the purpose of making recommendations, and is often employed in performance consulting to get to the cause of a performance problem. Thus typically, a needs ...

Google previewDictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams (2008)

Impact and Implications by Martin East

Secondly, there is conflict and debate, particularly at a theoretical level among the assessment ex- perts, over two opposing value systems that underpin different assessment practices. Perspectives concerning what makes a fair test differ ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense dictionary of military and associated terms (Online)

Supporting CINCs will provide an assessment on movement of forces from point of origin to aerial port of embarkation and/or seaport of embarkation. c. The Commander in Chief, United States Transportation Command will assess the strategic ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (1996)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia Serraon Claudio

Assessment. of. Nutritional. Status. Body Area Normal Appearance Signs Associated with Malnutrition Hair Face Eyes Lips Tongue Teeth Gums Glands Nails Shiny; firm; not easily plucked Skin color uniform; smooth, pink, and healthy ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

ulcer assessment scales regular assessment of the patient's nutrition, general condition especially of the skin and pressure areas, is focal in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer risk assessment scales are used to monitor and ...

Google previewDictionary Skills Grade 4 (2005)

by Sarah Beatty

Assessment. (cont.) For #9–12, choose the correct way to divide the following words into syllables. 9. turtle 11. modern A mode rn C mo dern B m odern D mod ern 12. patient A pat ient C patie nt B pa tient D pati ent 13. Which is the meaning ...

Google previewWiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (2009)

by Allan Jamieson, Andre Moenssens

and Xylene BTU British Thermal Unit BWC Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention BWS Battered Woman Syndrome CA Carbonic Anhydrase CA Cytosine-Adenine CABs Conformity Assessment Bodies CABL Compositional Analysis of ...

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