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assessment (noun) appraisal; estimation; evaluation.

If you estimate the value of something, you give your assessment of it. If you give your opinion of something after a careful consideration of all aspects of it, such an opinion is your assessment of it. An estimation of a person's abilities and weaknesses is an assessment of the person. When you talk about how good or how bad a situation is, and its consequences, you offer your assessment of the situation.

  • John's future employer's assessment of his personality is that he is positive, out-going and capable of functioning well as the member of a team.
  • Smith's assessment of the measures Jones has suggested for the better profits of the company is that they can be effective only in the long run.
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