What does Evaluation mean?

Definitions for Evaluationɪˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Evaluation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evaluation, rating(noun)

    act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of

  2. evaluation, valuation, rating(noun)

    an appraisal of the value of something

    "he set a high valuation on friendship"


  1. evaluation(Noun)

    An assessment, such as an annual personnel performance review used as the basis for a salary increase or bonus, or a summary of a particular situation.

  2. evaluation(Noun)

    A completion of a mathematical operation; a valuation.

  3. evaluation(Noun)

    Determination of the value of a variable or expression.

  4. Origin: From évaluation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evaluation(noun)

    valuation; appraisement

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. valuation, LL. evaluatio.]


  1. Evaluation

    Evaluation is a systematic determination of a subject's merit, worth and significance, using criteria governed by a set of standards. It can assist an organization to assess any aim, realisable concept/proposal, or any alternative, to help in decision-making; or to ascertain the degree of achievement or value in regard to the aim and objectives and results of any such action that has been completed. The primary purpose of evaluation, in addition to gaining insight into prior or existing initiatives, is to enable reflection and assist in the identification of future change. Evaluation is often used to characterize and appraise subjects of interest in a wide range of human enterprises, including the arts, criminal justice, foundations, non-profit organizations, government, health care, and other human services.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. evaluation

    In intelligence usage, appraisal of an item of information in terms of credibility, reliability, pertinence, and accuracy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Evaluation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3475

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Evaluation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4539

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Evaluation' in Nouns Frequency: #1385


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evaluation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evaluation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vannevar Bush:

    Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic and it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.

  2. Troy Vincent:

    The commissioner (Roger Goodell) has acknowledged those mistakes, we failed. This is all part of our evaluation as we look at a new personal conduct policy ... But we learned from those mistakes.

  3. Dianne Feinstein:

    The contractors provided the official evaluation of whether the detainees' psychological state allowed for the continued use of the enhanced techniques even for some detainees they themselves were interrogating.

  4. Robert Fromm:

    This patient's symptoms and presentation aren't strongly suggestive of the Ebola disease, given his presentation, I would not be surprised if he actually was discharged back home following his additional evaluation.

  5. Matt Wall:

    E-cigarettes ... provide a very good simulation of traditional smoking (and) we have shown that using e-cigarettes with fMRI is an excellent paradigm for direct evaluation of the effects of smoking on human neurophysiology.

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