[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.

Nearby words

  1. evaginable,
  2. evaginate,
  3. evagination,
  4. evaluable,
  5. evaluate,
  6. evaluative,
  7. evan,
  8. evanesce,
  9. evanescence,
  10. evanescent

Origin of evaluation

From the French word évaluation, dating back to 1745–55. See e-1, valuation

Related forms
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Examples from the Web for self-evaluation

  • Self-evaluation and evaluation by others in the process of defining and achieving goals of common interest are quite distinct.

Word Origin and History for self-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