eval·​u·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce evaluation (audio) , -yü-ˈā- \
plural evaluations

Definition of evaluation

: the act or result of evaluating a situation that requires careful evaluation : determination of the value, nature, character, or quality of something or someone What's your evaluation of her writing ability? a patient undergoing psychiatric evaluation The CIA described my evaluation of the situation as "sound, perceptive and very much in line with our own."— Robert S. McNamara Only 24 states require any kind of testing or evaluation for homeschooled students …— Andrew J. Rotherham As part of a standard evaluation, patients are given a series of tests …— Jerome Groopman

First Known Use of evaluation

circa 1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evaluation was circa 1622

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“Evaluation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evaluation. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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eval·​u·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən \

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: the act or result of judging the condition or value of

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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