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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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  • It was with the keen eyes and just mind of childhood that Susy estimated, and there is little to add to her valuation.

  • At last, satisfied with his estimate of the cargo's valuation, he turned.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • In England five out of six, or nine out of ten articles, pay specific duties, and the valuation is on the remnant.

  • That I sell my business to them at their own valuation and come into the Trust—or get off the earth.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • There is no compulsion on the reader to accept this speculation at any valuation whatever.

British Dictionary definitions for 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 valuation

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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