Definitions for appraisaləˈpreɪ zəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•prais•aləˈpreɪ zəl(n.)

  1. the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.

  2. a valuation, as for sale or taxation.

    Category: Business

  3. an estimate or considered opinion. Sometimes, ap•praise′ment.

Origin of appraisal:

1810–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appraisal, assessment(noun)

    the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

  2. appraisal, estimate, estimation(noun)

    a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

  3. appraisal(noun)

    an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something

Wiktionary

  1. appraisal(Noun)

    A judgment or assessment of the value of something, especially a formal one.

  2. Origin: to appraise + -al

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appraisal(noun)

    a valuation by an authorized person; an appraisement

Freebase

  1. Economic appraisal

    Economic appraisal is a type of decision method applied to a project, programme or policy that takes into account a wide range of costs and benefits, denominated in monetary terms or for which a monetary equivalent can be estimated. Economic Appraisal is a key tool for achieving value for money and satisfying requirements for decision accountability. It is a systematic process for examining alternative uses of resources, focusing on assessment of needs, objectives, options, costs, benefits, risks, funding, affordability and other factors relevant to decisions. The main types of economic appraisal are: Cost-benefit analysis Cost-effectiveness analysis Scoring and weighting Economic appraisal is a methodology designed to assist in defining problems and finding solutions that offer the best value for money. This is especially important in relation to public expenditure and is often used as a vehicle for planning and approval of public investment relating to policies, programmes and projects. The principles of appraisal are applicable to all decisions, even those concerned with small expenditures. However, the scope of appraisal can also be very wide.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appraisal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4565

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appraisal' in Nouns Frequency: #2728

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