from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of assessing value or price; an appraisal.
  • n. Assessed value or price.
  • n. An estimation or appreciation of worth, merit, or character: set a high valuation on friendship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An estimation of something's worth.
  • n. The process of estimating the market value of a financial asset or liability.
  • n. An assignment of truth values to propositional variables, with a corresponding assignment of truth values to all propositional formulas with those variables (obtained through the recursive application of truth-valued functions corresponding to the logical connectives making up those formulas).
  • n. A structure, and the corresponding assignment of a truth value to each sentence in the language for that structure.
  • n. A measure of size or multiplicity.
  • n. A map from the class of open sets of a topological space to the set of positive real numbers including infinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of valuing, or of estimating value or worth; the act of setting a price; estimation; appraisement.
  • n. Value set upon a thing; estimated value or worth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The plot survey comprises the measurement of the stand, or a given portion of it, upon isolated plots not in the form of strips.
  • n. The act of valuing.
  • n. Value set upon a thing; estimated worth; value; worth.

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

  • n. an appraisal of the value of something
  • n. assessed price


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Assume the lower figure of 1.5 million, keeping in mind that this number constitutes only the homeless and not the multi-millions currently living in poverty, who would probably be willing to sell their “chips” (citizenships) if your valuation is accurate, so that the market would essentially remain flooded.

    An Idea only an Economist Could Love, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I previously had a $3.00 target on the stock, however I have had to revise that projection to $2.50, reflecting a more realistic short term valuation in light of current market conditions.

  • If your valuation is reasonable, it will probably be accepted.

    My Lilac Bush

  • The gap between authors and owners in valuation are, however, not significant, though authors want a little more than owners do.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Small economies — Massmart's valuation is bigger than Zimbabwe's GDP of $3.5 billion — could be swamped by capital inflows.

    Catching Africa's Investment Bug Is Proving Contagious

  • While I own two of their products, the idea that this company has a 5 plus year trajectory that merits a $590MM valuation is just crazy.

    Why Cisco’s Buying Pure Digital for $590M

  • Coulomb Charges Up Coulomb Technologies Inc., which sells software and hardware for electric-vehicle charging stations, has more than tripled in valuation in just a few months — a possible signal that investors believe the industry is about to take off.

    Electric-Car Offshoots Pick Up Momentum

  • One measure of valuation is based on its cap rate, or forward net operating income divided by the value of income-generating properties.

    The Hidden Value in Hughes Assets

  • Even Internet retailing company Amazon. com's valuation is only 25.9 times.

    Betfair's Unattractive IPO Odds

  • The two big banks haven't disclosed specific details, but analysts estimate that each bank has taken more than 100 billion yen in valuation losses over the past four years from the investments, or more than $1.23 billion at current exchange rates.

    Japan Banks Face Worries Over Lending Turmoil


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.