Definitions

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  • n. An assessment, such as an annual personnel performance review used as the basis for a salary increase or bonus, or a summary of a particular situation.
  • n. A completion of a mathematical operation; a valuation.
  • n. Determination of the value of a variable or expression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Valuation; appraisement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Careful valuation or appraisement; specifically, in mathematics, the ascertainment of the numerical value of any expression: as, the evaluation of a definite integral, of a probability, of an expectation, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  • n. an appraisal of the value of something

Etymologies

From Middle French évaluation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Also applies to determining the significance or importance of something, as in evaluating the role of evolution in the decline of church attendance.

    July 14, 2009