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[val-yoo-ey-shuh n]
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  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.
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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
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  • Simply that if you will, I shall be glad to buy it at your own valuation.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • Mind counts in the valuation of offspring as well as physical qualities.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • See here, Palla,” he said roughly, “suppose I accept you at your own valuation!

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • I accept his substance at his own valuation, but I want to know what he makes of it.

  • "I am content to take it at your own valuation," Ralph said.

British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Derived Formsvaluational, adjectivevaluationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for valuation


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

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