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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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  • Simply that if you will, I shall be glad to buy it at your own valuation.

    Questionable Shapes William Dean Howells
  • Mind counts in the valuation of offspring as well as physical qualities.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • See here, Palla,” he said roughly, “suppose I accept you at your own valuation!

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • I accept his substance at his own valuation, but I want to know what he makes of it.

  • "I am content to take it at your own valuation," Ralph said.

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).

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