from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Valuation; appraisement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun mathematics A completion of a mathematical operation; a valuation.
  • noun computing, programming Determination of the value of a variable or expression.

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


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From Middle French évaluation.


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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