[ ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n ]
/ ɪˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən /


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
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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