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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assessment mean? 

  The noun ASSESSMENT has 4 senses:

1. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
2. an amount determined as payable
3. the market value set on assets
4. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

  Familiarity information: ASSESSMENT used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1assessment [BACK TO TOP]


The classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


appraisal; assessment

Hypernyms ("assessment" is a kind of...):

categorisation; categorization; classification; sorting (the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assessment"):

critical analysis; critical appraisal (an appraisal based on careful analytical evaluation)

evaluation; rating; valuation (an appraisal of the value of something)

assay; check (an appraisal of the state of affairs)

acid test (a rigorous or crucial appraisal)

reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation; review (a new appraisal or evaluation)

underevaluation (an appraisal that underestimates the value of something)

Sense 2assessment [BACK TO TOP]


An amount determined as payable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

Hypernyms ("assessment" is a kind of...):

charge (financial liabilities (such as a tax))

Sense 3assessment [BACK TO TOP]


The market value set on assets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("assessment" is a kind of...):

cost; monetary value; price (the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assessment"):

tax assessment (the value set on taxable property)

Sense 4assessment [BACK TO TOP]


The act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


judgment; assessment; judgement

Context example:

they criticized my judgment of the contestants

Hypernyms ("assessment" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assessment"):

adjudication (the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented)

disapproval (the act of disapproving or condemning)

evaluation; rating (act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of)

estimate; estimation (a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody)

logistic assessment (a judgment of the logistic support required for some particular military operation)

value judgement; value judgment (an assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed)

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