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1. To estimate the value of a property, especially for property tax purposes. For example, a county may send an assessor to one's house to assess its value and base the property tax one owes on that assessment.

2. To decide the cost of something. For example, an insurance company may assess the damage of a house fire at $120,000 and agree to pay that much toward repairs. Alternatively, the government may assess that one owes $50,000 in income tax based upon one's income the previous year.

Tax Assessment

The determination of how much a person or company owes in taxes. One usually determines one's own tax assessment by declaring one's income and capital gains from the previous year and applying the methodology the government requires to arrive at the tax liability. The government has the right to audit any tax assessment.
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(1) The official valuation of property for tax purposes. (2) A one-time charge made against property owners for each one's pro rata share of the expense of repairs or improvements to be enjoyed by all of them in common,such as a condo association assessment to replace a roof,or a local government assessment to pave a dirt road. (3) Determination of the value of property in a condemnation case.

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The strength of these associations is probably underestimated to some extent, however, as the women with the most impaired gait, who were most often in the oldest age groups, could not undertake the gait assessment.
Pastor, "Feasibility study of a wearable system based on a wireless body area network for gait assessment in Parkinson's disease patients," Sensors (Switzerland), vol.
Wrisley DM, Marchetti GF, Kuharsky DK, Whitney SL, 2004, Reliability, internal consistency, and validity of data obtained with the functional gait assessment. Phys Ther 84:906-918
Reid S, Held JM, Lawrence S (2011) Reliability and validity of the Shaw gait assessment tool for temporospatial gait assessment in people with hemiparesis.
Hasso et al., "Gait assessment during the initial fitting of an ankle foot orthosis in individuals with stroke," Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, vol.
Balance abilities were measured via the Berg Balance Scale (BERG) [17], the functional gait assessment (FGA) [18], and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale [19].
Using an activity-based balance and gait assessment they determined that abnormal scores on transfer, turning, and reaching tests were associated to perturbation of center of mass falls.
Amongst the various parameters of gait analysis, functional range of motion (FROM) is important for clinical gait assessment of lower limb joints in walking, especially for evaluation and comparison of the effectiveness of various treatment modalities [25, 26].
MDS-UPDRS: Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale; H&Y: Hoehn and Yahr stage; FOGQ: Freezing of Gait Questionnaire; GDS: Geriatric Depression Scale; PDQ-30: Parkinson Disease Questionnaire-39; FGA: Functional Gait Assessment; ABC: Activities and Balance Confidence Scale; BEL: Beliefs about control over one's exercise behavior; CONF: confidence about maintaining an exercise program; EFFIC: self-efficacy exercise scale; SELF: self-selected gait speed; FAST: fast-as-possible gait speed; DIFF: difference between FAST and SELF.
Rats were subjected to gait assessment at days 0 (baseline), 6, 21, and 42 after MCAO or sham surgery.