Definition of assessment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    assessment

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//əˈsesmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈsesmənt//
     
    Exams and assessment
     
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  1. 1[countable] an opinion or a judgement about somebody/something that has been thought about very carefully synonym evaluation 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 somebody/something written exams and other forms of assessment Objective assessment of the severity of the problem was difficult. see also continuous assessment See related entries: Exams and assessment
  3. 3[countable] an amount that has been calculated and that must be paid a tax assessment
  4. Extra examples He was shrewd in his personal assessments. Needs assessment is crucial if the hospital is to deliver effective health care. The new manager carried out an assessment of the sales department. An adequate environmental impact assessment was not carried out. We are developing new methods of risk assessment for chemicals. We need to make a detailed assessment of the risks involved. What is your assessment of the situation? written and oral exams and other forms of assessment
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