[ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n]


an act or instance of evaluating or appraising.
(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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Contemporary Examples of evaluation

Historical Examples of evaluation

  • 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.


    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

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