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[val-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən/
the act of estimating or setting the value of something; appraisal.
an estimated value or worth.
the awareness or acknowledgment of the quality, nature, excellence, or the like of something:
public valuation of the importance of education.
Origin of valuation
1520-30; value + -ation; compare Middle French valuation
Related forms
valuational, adjective
valuationally, adverb
prevaluation, noun
self-valuation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for valuation
  • And that is not agreeable to any one, who is in the habit of setting such a high valuation upon his knowledge.
  • We have not exhausted our valuation of the dream work.
  • Much of out valuation of the scholarly work of others is grounded in ideological and political commitments, in personal loyalties.
  • The concept of contingent valuation came into federal law as a way around this problem.
  • If someone wants to look at a net valuation of endangered species protection, that would include costs and benefits.
  • News stories dutifully report the amount of the round and the names of the investors, along with the new valuation number.
  • It's the job of the investor to worry about currency valuation.
  • If a buyer and seller agree on a price based on a bogus valuation, then the sale should not happen.
  • It still would have had better profit year-over-year without it, but the valuation bump helped to double its quarterly profits.
  • With such a small gap in valuation, the two sides should be able to settle around the midpoint.
British Dictionary definitions for valuation


the act of valuing, esp a formal assessment of the worth of property, jewellery, etc
the price arrived at by the process of valuing: the valuation of this property is considerable, I set a high valuation on technical ability
Derived Forms
valuational, adjective
valuationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for valuation

1520s, from Old French valuacion, noun of action from valuer (see value).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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