Definition of assessment in US English:



  • The evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.

    ‘the assessment of educational needs’
    ‘assessments of market value’
    ‘he made a rapid assessment of the situation’
    • ‘There is very little in the leaflet on which to base any worthwhile assessment.’
    • ‘The panel which decided to release him from the school had not been made aware of this assessment.’
    • ‘He was not given a work permit nor a site safety induction and no risk assessment was done.’
    • ‘An inquiry has begun into how the raid was orchestrated and what kind of risk assessment was taken.’
    • ‘After the initial assessment, the medical team must speak to the senior fire officer.’
    • ‘He has said the girl should be placed in a secure unit for assessment for her own safety.’
    • ‘He said a major risk assessment had been made beforehand to ensure people's safety.’
    • ‘There is nothing before me to suggest that this is other than an accurate and honest assessment.’
    • ‘All jobs and people applying for them are reviewed against a stringent risk assessment.’
    • ‘The agency is compiling a traffic impact assessment on the viability of the scheme.’
    • ‘National pilot studies are taking place to establish if that assessment is correct.’
    • ‘The fashionable citizens of the globe do not share our modest assessment however.’
    • ‘Staff training has begun and it will be followed by assessment and training for patients.’
    • ‘Those should be top of the list of any fair assessment of what deserves their attention.’
    • ‘I decided to go home first, to get to a basin and a mirror and do some damage assessment.’
    • ‘The council has conducted a foot and mouth risk assessment and it has been judged safe for the lane to be open.’
    • ‘There was no proper risk assessment done for that kind of industrialised farming.’
    • ‘Our assessment of his life's worth shouldn't be informed by that of the thugs who shot him.’
    • ‘This assessment of the emerging striker's attributes in the here and now is fanciful.’
    • ‘At the time he went missing he was undergoing assessment and that had not been completed.’
    evaluation, judgement, gauging, rating, estimation, appraisal, opinion, analysis
    valuation, calculation, computation, costing, pricing, estimate
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