• synonyms


[ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n]
  1. an act or instance of evaluating or appraising.
  2. (especially in medicine) a diagnosis or diagnostic study of a physical or mental condition.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-evaluation

Historical Examples of self-evaluation

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

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin

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).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper