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appraisal

or appraisement

[uh-prey-zuh l] /əˈpreɪ zəl/
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.
Origin of appraisal
1810-1820
1810-20; appraise + -al2
Related forms
misappraisal, noun
overappraisal, noun
reappraisal, noun
self-appraisal, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-appraisal
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  • Then look at it this way: the assumption had been a folly and a vanity and a failure in self-appraisal; therefore dismiss it.

  • For purposes of study he may be all things to all men, but let him see to it that he is not warped in his own self-appraisal.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • The student begins by studying himself, an exercise in self-appraisal which need not by any means involve self-depreciation.

  • In the past he had been what he was without thought, self-appraisal.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for self-appraisal

appraisal

/əˈpreɪzəl/
noun
1.
an assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thing See also performance appraisal
2.
a valuation of property or goods
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Word Origin and History for self-appraisal

appraisal

n.

"setting of a price," by 1784, American English, from appraise + -al (2). Figurative sense, "act of appraising" (originally a term of literary criticism) is from 1817.

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self-appraisal in Culture

appraisal definition


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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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