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[val-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən/
the act of estimating or setting the value of something; appraisal.
an estimated value or worth.
the awareness or acknowledgment of the quality, nature, excellence, or the like of something:
public valuation of the importance of education.
Origin of valuation
1520-30; value + -ation; compare Middle French valuation
Related forms
valuational, adjective
valuationally, adverb
prevaluation, noun
self-valuation, noun Unabridged
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  • A great part of the blame is due to our insufficient self-esteem and self-valuation—an inveterate German failing.

  • Little by little her pride recovered, for in such cases the deepest wound is to the ego, the self-valuation.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson
  • A man is a kind of inverted thermometer, the bulb uppermost, and the column of self-valuation is all the time going up and down.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for self-valuation


the act of valuing, esp a formal assessment of the worth of property, jewellery, etc
the price arrived at by the process of valuing: the valuation of this property is considerable, I set a high valuation on technical ability
Derived Forms
valuational, adjective
valuationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-valuation



1520s, from Old French valuacion, noun of action from valuer (see value).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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