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

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.
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But the risk is the story continues to dominate the headlines, and that could take a toll on the retailer’s valuation if its owner ever decided to sell. Washington Post, "Philip Green’s #MeToo Moment of Reckoning," 18 Sep. 2019 The new valuation comes after AB InBev unloaded its Australian division for about $11.3 billion to Japan’s Asahi Group in the summer. Alex Nicoll, Fortune, "Why the King of Beers Just Had to Downsize its Big Asian IPO," 17 Sep. 2019 The Journal reported earlier this month that the valuation could dip below $20 billion. Charles Riley, CNN, "WeWork expected to postpone its IPO," 17 Sep. 2019 The Italian website comments that Real never met the Pogba’s valuation from either the club’s or his agent’s perspective – a €90m fee and €20m annual salary., "Paul Pogba: Report Claiming Man Utd Star Nearly Joined PSG This Summer Is Littered With Red Flags," 12 Sep. 2019 Goldman Sachs, the lead underwriter, originally let it be known that the company could be worth as much as $65 billion after the IPO, but the current valuation for the company at the IPO has fallen to about $20 billion, possibly even $15 billion. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: WeWork carries Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorn’ craze to its absurd limits," 12 Sep. 2019 As Buchan points out, that is the highest valuation any company has ever achieved anywhere in the world. John Lanchester, The New Yorker, "The Invention of Money," 29 July 2019 That triggers a directive to the Hamilton County auditor to certify how much money would be generated annually by the levy, based on the valuation of the school district’s tax base in Anderson Township and Newtown. Jeanne Houck,, "Forest Hills' fiscal stewardship under fire in school levy push," 26 June 2019 The land was previously assessed at $3.4 million before Meyer agreed not to build his complex taller than five floors, a height restriction that brings down the overall valuation. Joshua Fechter,, "Hays Street bridge land will become a park after years-long fight," 13 June 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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