an act or instance of evaluating or appraising.
(especially in medicine) a diagnosis or diagnostic study of a physical or mental condition.
When Dictionaries Are a Matter of Life or Death…
Two recent events have raised the complicated question of whether or not dictionaries belong in courtrooms. A murder trial in Virginia was disrupted because the jurors illicitly consulted two dictionaries and a thesaurus. (The defense is currently seeking a mistrial.) And even on the Supreme Court it seems dictionaries are being misused. In the past, judges have resorted to the dictionary to decide important trials, …
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Sometimes infinitives need a little space. A split infinitive occurs when there’s an adverb between two parts of an infinitive. An infinitive consists of the word to and the simple form of a verb (e.g. to go and to read). “To suddenly go” and “to quickly read” are examples of split infinitives because the adverbs (suddenly and quickly) split (or break up) the infinitives to …
Origin of evaluation
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Historical Examples of re-evaluation
Once re-evaluation started, the processes of artmaking and aesthetic appropriation grew relatively disconnected.The Civilization of Illiteracy
also reevaluation, 1905; noun of action from re-evaluate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper