[val-yoo-ey-shuh n]
  1. the act of estimating or setting the value of something; appraisal.
  2. an estimated value or worth.
  3. the awareness or acknowledgment of the quality, nature, excellence, or the like of something: public valuation of the importance of education.

Origin of valuation

1520–30; value + -ation; compare Middle French valuation
Related formsval·u·a·tion·al, adjectiveval·u·a·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·val·u·a·tion, nounself-val·u·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-valuation

Contemporary Examples of self-valuation

Historical Examples of self-valuation

  • A great part of the blame is due to our insufficient self-esteem and self-valuation—an inveterate German failing.

  • Little by little her pride recovered, for in such cases the deepest wound is to the ego, the self-valuation.

    The Nervous Housewife

    Abraham Myerson

  • A man is a kind of inverted thermometer, the bulb uppermost, and the column of self-valuation is all the time going up and down.

    Over the Teacups

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

British Dictionary definitions for self-valuation


  1. the act of valuing, esp a formal assessment of the worth of property, jewellery, etc
  2. the price arrived at by the process of valuingthe valuation of this property is considerable; I set a high valuation on technical ability
Derived Formsvaluational, adjectivevaluationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-valuation



1520s, from Old French valuacion, noun of action from valuer (see value).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper