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evaluate

[ih-val-yoo-eyt] /ɪˈvæl yuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), evaluated, evaluating.
1.
to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise:
to evaluate property.
2.
to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess:
to evaluate the results of an experiment.
3.
Mathematics. to determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; back formation from evaluation
Related forms
evaluable
[ih-val-yoo-uh-buh l] /ɪˈvæl yu ə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
evaluative, adjective
evaluator, noun
misevaluate, verb (used with object), misevaluated, misevaluating.
nonevaluative, adjective
reevaluate, verb (used with object), reevaluated, reevaluating.
unevaluated, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. weigh, estimate, gauge, value.
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British Dictionary definitions for evaluator

evaluate

/ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
evaluation, noun
evaluator, noun
Word Origin
C19: back formation from evaluation, from French, from evaluer to evaluate; see value
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Word Origin and History for evaluator

evaluate

v.

1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.

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evaluator in Technology
theory
Geoff Burn defines evaluators E0, E1, E2 and E3 which when applied to an expression, reduce it to varying degrees. E0 does no evaluation, E1 it evaluates to weak head normal form (WHNF), E2 evaluates the structure of a list, i.e. it evaluates it either to NIL or evaluates it to a CONS and then applies E2 to the second argument of the CONS. E3 evaluates the structure of a list and evaluates each element of the list to WHNF. This concept can be extended to data structures other than lists and forms the basis of the evaluation transformer style of strictness analysis.
(1994-12-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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