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evaluation

[ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n]
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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

From the French word évaluation, dating back to 1745–55. See e-1, valuation
Related formsmis·e·val·u·a·tion, nounnon·e·val·u·a·tion, nouno·ver·e·val·u·a·tion, nounre·e·val·u·a·tion, nounself-e·val·u·a·tion, noun
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evaluation

n.

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

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