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[ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of evaluating or appraising.
(especially in medicine) a diagnosis or diagnostic study of a physical or mental condition.
Origin of evaluation
1745-55; < French évaluation. See e-1, valuation
Related forms
misevaluation, noun
nonevaluation, noun
overevaluation, noun
reevaluation, noun
self-evaluation, noun Unabridged
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  • There needs to be a satisfactory return for the investment and a constant reevaluation of goals.
  • To which the solution is to get serious about the reevaluation process, not take a meat cleaver to it annually.
  • But other members have also come in for critical reevaluation.
  • It can be a conclusion, arrived at in a rational fashion, and subject to reevaluation in the face of new evidence.
Word Origin and History for reevaluation



1755, from French évaluation, from évaluer "to find the value of," from é- "out" (see ex-) + valuer (see value).

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