Simple Definition of valuation
: the act or process of making a judgment about the price or value of something
: the estimated value of something
Examples of valuation in a sentence
The total included a valuation of the company's assets.
The company was acquired at a high valuation.
Home valuations are at an all-time high.
Origin and Etymology of valuation
Middle French, from valuer to value, from value
First Known Use: 1529
Legal Definition of valuation
1 : the act or process of valuing <actuarial valuation of the assets and liabilities of a state pension fund>; specifically : appraisal of property <valuation of marital property is a factual finding that will not be upset unless clearly erroneous — Jensen v. Jensen, 458 N.W.2d 391 (1990)>
2 : the estimated or determined value (as market value) of a thing <the total assessed valuation of property in the district>
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