• WordNet 3.6
    • n assessment the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
    • n assessment the market value set on assets
    • n assessment the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    • n assessment an amount determined as payable "the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Assessment A valuation of property or profits of business, for the purpose of taxation; such valuation and an adjudging of the proper sum to be levied on the property; as, an assessment of property or an assessment on property.
    • Assessment An apportionment of a subscription for stock into successive installments; also, one of these installments (in England termed a “call”).
    • Assessment The act of assessing; the act of determining an amount to be paid; as, an assessment of damages, or of taxes; an assessment of the members of a club.
    • Assessment The specific sum levied or assessed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assessment The act of assessing, determining, or adjusting the amount of taxation, charge, damages, etc., to be paid by an individual, a company, or a community.
    • n assessment The amount so determined; the tax or specific sum charged upon a person or property: as, an assessment upon stockholders to pay corporate debts.
    • n assessment An official valuation of property, profits, or income, for purposes of taxation.
    • n assessment The value thus ascertained or assigned.
    • n assessment In marine insurance, the fixing of that part of a loss which saved property must bear to compensate for property voluntarily sacrificed to prevent a total loss.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Assessment act of assessing: a valuation for the purpose of taxation: a tax
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  • Nelson Algren
    Nelson Algren
    “The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. assessamentum,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. assessāre, freq. of assidēre, assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, from ad, to, at, sedēre, to sit.


In literature:

The Infantry, who had not access to Corps' means of information, assessed them much lower.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
He's back on his assessment work.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Taxes increased, property was assessed for improvements that were never made, and the assessments were rigorously collected.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The assessed valuation of the city rose from $6,876,427 in 1881 to $37,408,332 in 1907.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
For the purpose of the assessment every district and town is classified according to its general wealth and prosperity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Approaching the assessment-roll, we may estimate the Astor estate at one thirtieth of the entire city.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
For there had been assessments, and he had borrowed to meet them.
"To The Front" by Charles King
As I understand it, Jones gave him his orders to see that the assessment work was done.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
I simply cannot pay these and my home assessments too.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
He is assessed for over forty millions, and can well afford to donate his salary to the Government.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis

In poetry:

Attentive eyes, fantastic heed,
Assessing minds, he does not need,
Nor urgent writs to sup or dine,
Nor pledges in the roseate wine.
"A Poet" by Thomas Hardy
The real estate assessment roll
Would be but plundering per se,
If still the courts did not control
And hold that deeds convey the fee.
"The Deed Vs. Assessment Rolls" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
But ALICE was a pious girl, who knew it wasn't wise
To look at strange young sorters with expressive purple eyes;
So she sought the village priest to whom her family confessed,
The priest by whom their little sins were carefully assessed.
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Names Conformity Assessment Manager Nov 11, 2009 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Electronic Systems, Inc named Mitch Gaudyn Manager of its Conformity Assessment Compliance Testing Group.
1 report a systematic review to assess pulse oximetry as a screening method for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) in asymptomatic newborn babies.
"We're pleased to join the Material ConneXion library after a thorough assessment by Material ConneXion 's experts," said Mark Bourke, PakNatural Sales Development Manager for Sealed Air.
A teacher explains an unintended consequences — actually a trap — for teachers that negatively affects students that is a result of the new educator evaluation method known as "value-added assessment.".
After my retirement the Medicare drug plan — not realizing I had good coverage under my wife's plan —mistakenly assessed me an LEP (late enrollment penalty), and raised my monthly premium.
URBANA — Champaign County Board Democrats muscled through a motion to appoint a Berkeley, Calif, firm to provide consulting services for a county jail needs assessment.
I like comedian Stephen Colbert's assessment.
That's the assessment of at least one of the teenage rail enthusiasts who spent Tuesday learning about operations at Tacoma Rail on Tacoma's Tideflats.
Assessing the Beckham Era is a Convoluted Process.
In the Science study, researchers assessed the 845 coral-reef building species extant, and found enough data to estimate the extinction chances of 704 species.
Howard Audsley has been driving through Missouri for the past 30 years to assess the value of farmland.
Last fall, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) released data from an ongoing survey aimed at assessing the prevalence of violence against emergency room nurses.
Britney Spears on 'X Factor': Crisis Management Experts Assess Her Chance of Success.
Assessing white Christmas odds in Washington, DC.

In science:

That is: I propose they are to be held fixed in assessing whether a property is nomically intrinsic or extrinsic.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The degree of folding of proteins (i.e., the relative population of the native state) in solution can be grossly assessed by circular dicroism experiments, which measure the rotation of the polarization of an incident laser beam induced by the protein.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
The detection of faint type 2 AGN candidates and the careful assessment of the previously known such sources in the two GOODS fields allow us to put strong constraints on the surface density of type 2 sources, and in particular on that of QSO 2.
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools
The folded lightcurves of these stars are examined individually to assess the fit of the transit model.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
This can be assessed by determining the auto-correlations of the scaled GRFs ψ′ ( x) for all realisations within the data sample.
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields