appraisal

[uh-prey-zuhl]
noun
1.
the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.
2.
an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation.
3.
an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics' appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion.
Also, appraisement.


Origin:
1810–20; appraise + -al2

misappraisal, noun
overappraisal, noun
reappraisal, noun
self-appraisal, noun
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appraisal or appraisement (əˈpreɪzəl)
 
n
1.  See also performance appraisal an assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thing
2.  a valuation of property or goods
 
appraisement or appraisement
 
n

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Word Origin & History

appraisal
1817, "act of appraising," in the figurative sense, originally a term of literary criticism, from appraise. Literal sense, "setting of a price," is by 1863, Amer.Eng.
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Cultural Dictionary

appraisal definition


A formal evaluation of property by an expert, used to establish its market value.

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Example sentences
Within cognitive models, anxiety is a result of appraisals relating to impending threat.
Low appraisals are scuttling some deals after contracts have been signed and some would-buyers can't sell their old homes.
Low appraisals are scuttling some deals after contracts have been signed.
He asked both aspirants to see him the following morning with their appraisals of the situation.
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