valuation

noun

val·​u·​a·​tion ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce valuation (audio)
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
valuational
ˌval-yə-ˈwā-sh(ə-)nəl
 How to pronounce valuation (audio)
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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of valuation was in 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Valuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valuation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

valuation

noun
val·​u·​a·​tion ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce valuation (audio)
: the value placed on something

Legal Definition

valuation

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