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Assessment

Assessment refers to

1. A continuous process that measures the overall effectiveness of employing joint force capabilities during military operations.  

2. Determination of the progress toward accomplishing a task, creating a condition, or achieving an objective.  

3. Analysis of the security, effectiveness, and potential of an existing or planned intelligence activity.  

4. Judgment of the motives, qualifications, and characteristics of present or prospective employees or “agents.” 

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. 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.
- 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.
- The specific sum levied or assessed.
- An apportionment of a subscription for stock into successive installments; also, one of these installments (in England termed a "call").
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