from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of assessing; appraisal.
- n. An amount assessed, as for taxation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
- n. An appraisal or evaluation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of assessing; the act of determining an amount to be paid
- n. 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.
- n. The specific sum levied or assessed.
- n. An apportionment of a subscription for stock into successive installments; also, one of these installments (in England termed a “call”).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. 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. An official valuation of property, profits, or income, for purposes of taxation.
- n. The value thus ascertained or assigned.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
- n. an amount determined as payable
- n. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
- n. the market value set on assets
It's a must-read for anyone involved in assessment and apart from anything else makes you realise that assessment is teaching, in that students will quite rightly (as do we all) work out what has to be learnt and done based on what it takes to pass.
In general, it appears the term assessment if more often used when in relation to educational programs.
When physicians and researchers use the term assessment of neuropathic pain, they may be referring to two distinct types of assessment: (1) assessing pain intensity and quality and possibly their treatment-induced changes, and (2) diagnosing neuropathic (as opposed to non-neuropathic) pain.
But this assessment is aside from another class of revolution.
So your assessment is almost certainly the case — The $$$ overrides the D&D …
According to the report itself, “The absolute worst case scenario assumed for this assessment is the complete failure of the tunnel boring machine during the construction of the tunnel,” in which case “the [machine] will fail and be rendered useless, resulting in the project contractor abandoning the project and necessitating a new contractor to be found.”
A faulty tract that disagrees with my assessment is here.
The only cloud in the sky in this assessment is the volatility of the oil markets, which remains "the biggest near-term risk" because "very low spare capacities" leave the EU vulnerable to supply disruptions.
My reason for this assessment is a simple one, I cannot count the times I have been at the counter browsing their selection and seen the mother or young person coming into the store to purchase a shotgun and not have a clue about what they are purchasing.
I ask him to explain what this assessment is about.