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evaluation

[ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of evaluating or appraising.
2.
(especially in medicine) a diagnosis or diagnostic study of a physical or mental condition.
Origin of evaluation
1745-1755
From the French word évaluation, dating back to 1745-55. See e-1, valuation
Related forms
misevaluation, noun
nonevaluation, noun
overevaluation, noun
reevaluation, noun
self-evaluation, noun
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  • Highly probable, but impossible of evaluation with the data now available.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • The evaluation Division, back on Earth, was very fussy about that "aura."

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • I have a feeling that his job is to evaluate every word you say and report his evaluation to Tarnhorst.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett
  • The evaluation of this factor is not always easy, for reasons which will be explained.

    Sound Military Decision

    U.s. Naval War College
  • It is, however, quite clear that the evaluation is too high.

Word Origin and History for evaluation
n.

1755, from French évaluation, from évaluer "to find the value of," from é- "out" (see ex-) + valuer (see value).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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