the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.
an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
an amount assessed as payable.

1530–40; assess + -ment

misassessment, noun
overassessment, noun
proassessment, adjective
reassessment, noun
self-assessment, noun Unabridged
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assessment (əˈsɛsmənt)
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

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

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Main Entry:  self-assessment
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an evaluation and judgment of one's own abilities, actions, attitudes, etc.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

c.1540, "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.
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assessment definition

The appraisal of property for the purposes of taxation.

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