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assessment

[uh-ses-muh nt] /əˈsɛs mənt/
noun
1.
the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.
2.
an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
3.
an amount assessed as payable.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; assess + -ment
Related forms
misassessment, noun
overassessment, noun
proassessment, adjective
reassessment, noun
self-assessment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-assessment

self-assessment

noun
1.
an evaluation of one's own abilities and failings
2.
(finance) a system to enable taxpayers to assess their own tax liabilities

assessment

/əˈsɛsmənt/
noun
1.
the act of assessing, esp (in Britain) the evaluation of a student's achievement on a course
2.
an amount determined as payable
3.
a valuation set on taxable property, income, etc
4.
evaluation; estimation
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Contemporary definitions for self-assessment
noun

an evaluation and judgment of one's own abilities, actions, attitudes, etc.

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Word Origin and History for self-assessment

assessment

n.

1540s, "value of property for tax purposes," from assess + -ment. Meaning "determination or adjustment of tax rate" is from 1540s; general sense of "estimation" is recorded from 1620s. In education jargon from 1956.

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self-assessment in Culture

assessment definition


The appraisal of property for the purposes of taxation.

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