What does evaluation mean?

Definitions for evaluation
ɪˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃəneval·u·a·tion

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. evaluation

    To assess the performance of someone in a form of employment or something.

    The evaluation took into account the fact the employee completed so many roles efficiently and effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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

How to pronounce evaluation?

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How to say evaluation in sign language?

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  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

Examples of evaluation in a Sentence

  1. Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell:

    Right now we have suspended it pending a future evaluation.

  2. Yvan Monneron:

    Further evaluation of such techniques might show great potential in combatting bots.

  3. Jim Clyburn:

    It seems to me evaluation needs to be much more than whether or not you can shoot a gun.

  4. Mehmet Oz:

    The evaluation so far is leaning towards a bad flu and a high fever caused his collapse.

  5. Kimberly GIbbs:

    A passenger was removed from the plane and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

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