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judgment

judg·ment (judge·ment)

judgment (judgement)

 
pronunciation:
juhj mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of judging.
By my judgment, the accident was not the driver's fault.Don't make any snap judgments.
synonyms:
assessment
similar words:
conviction, criticism, decision, determination, discernment, estimate, estimation, thought
definition 2: a formal decision.
The court passed judgment on the accused.
synonyms:
decree, ruling, sentence, verdict
similar words:
decision, finding, resolution
definition 3: an opinion or evaluation based upon a thorough weighing of evidence.
What is your judgment of his theory?
synonyms:
appraisal, assessment, estimate, evaluation, opinion, verdict
similar words:
conclusion, decision, estimation, finding, idea, thought, valuation, view
definition 4: an educated guess based upon available information.
The best judgment of the scientists puts the probability of a major earthquake very high.
synonyms:
conjecture, estimate, inference, surmise
similar words:
deduction, estimation, guess, supposition
derivation: judgmental (adj.)
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The word judgment contains the following parts:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.