evaluation

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

Origin:
1745–55; < French évaluation. See e-1, valuation

misevaluation, noun
nonevaluation, noun
overevaluation, noun
reevaluation, noun
self-evaluation, noun
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evaluate (ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to ascertain or set the amount or value of
2.  to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
3.  maths, logic to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain
 
[C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value]
 
evalu'ation
 
n
 
e'valuator
 
n

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evaluation
1755, from Fr. evaluation, from evaluer "to find the value of," from ex- "out" + value (see value).
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evaluation definition

programming
1. Converting an expression into a value using some reduction strategy.
2. The process of examining a system or system component to determine the extent to which specified properties are present.
(1996-05-13)

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Example sentences
Yet this account is more a critical evaluation than shocking exposé.
Such an examination requires a very broad evaluation of all facts present.
After almost 2 years working on this project, and many evaluation trials, the
  test is ready for the real world.
Your drawing will be returned to you with a frank evaluation.
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