val·​u·​a·​tion | \ ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce valuation (audio) \

Definition of valuation

1 : the act or process of valuing specifically : appraisal of property
2 : the estimated or determined market value of a thing
3 : judgment or appreciation of worth or character

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Other Words from valuation

valuational \ ˌval-​yə-​ˈwā-​shnəl How to pronounce valuational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
valuationally adverb

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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.
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View Sample Sign Up Now Other gauges suggest that valuations haven’t skewed too far from historical norms. Katherine Greifeld / Bloomberg, Time, "President Trump Is Right: The Euro Is Too Cheap, According to Most Measures," 11 June 2019 Disney is seeking a $5 billion to $6 billion valuation for YES now, the people close to the process said. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Sports Channels Draw Interest From Private Equity, ‘New Fox’ and Ice Cube," 30 Oct. 2018 Yet even e-vehicles with a shorter battery life can bring in good money, particularly scooters—which helps to explain the sky-high valuations of Bird and Lime. The Economist, "How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport," 21 June 2018 The 26-year-old has often been a target for a number of clubs in the Premier League and he was believed to be on the brink of a move to West Ham last year before the deal collapsed due to Sporting's high valuation., "In-Demand Sporting Midfielder William Carvalho Granted Permission to Leave Amid Everton Interest," 2 June 2018 Officials had expected about a $20 million revenue increase in 2019 due to higher property valuations and new properties. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "University Health System proposes property tax exemption for seniors," 30 May 2018 Bloomberg in November reported that Helios was seeking a valuation of at least $2 billion. Loni Prinsloo,, "Africa's Helios Plans IPO Seeking $2 Billion-Plus Value," 2 Mar. 2018 Whether Dropbox can support a high valuation in the stock market is unclear. Nick Wingfield And Matt Phillips, New York Times, "Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other ‘Unicorns’ Are Watching," 23 Feb. 2018 Leave it to Rent the Runway, a company founded in 2009 by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss and now has a valuation of $1 billion, to come up with the solution. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Rent the Runway Launches Kids—and My Two Daughters Took It for a Test Drive," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of valuation

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for valuation

borrowed from Middle French, from valuer "to value entry 2" + -ation -ation

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English Language Learners Definition of valuation

: the act or process of making a judgment about the price or value of something
: the estimated value of something


val·​u·​a·​tion | \ ˌval-yu̇-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce valuation (audio) \

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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