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Definition of assessment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 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 involved his assessment of the situation An adequate environmental impact assessment was not carried out on the bypass project.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of judging or forming an opinion about someone or something written exams and other forms of assessment Objective assessment of the severity of the problem was difficult.
  3. 3[countable] an amount that has been calculated and that must be paid a tax assessment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: assessment