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value

[ val-yoo ]
/ ˈvæl yu /
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noun

verb (used with object), val·ued, val·u·ing.

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Origin of value

1275–1325; Middle English <Old French, noun use of feminine past participle (cf. valuta) of valoir<Latin valēre to be worth
1. Value, worth imply intrinsic excellence or desirability. Value is that quality of anything which renders it desirable or useful: the value of sunlight or good books. Worth implies especially spiritual qualities of mind and character, or moral excellence: Few knew her true worth.
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British Dictionary definitions for value

value
/ (ˈvæljuː) /

noun

verb -ues, -uing or -ued (tr)

C14: from Old French, from valoir, from Latin valēre to be worth, be strong
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Medical definitions for value

value
[ vălyōō ]

n.

A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for value

value
[ vălyōō ]

Mathematics An assigned or calculated numerical quantity.
The relative darkness or lightness of a color. Value measures where a color falls on an achromatic scale from white to black. Compare hue saturation.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with value

value

see at face value.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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