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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Its latest funding round pegged its valuation at more than $2 billion. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, "How two Stanford dropouts built an $860 million fortune by age 23," 1 July 2019 Russell Investments favors the yen and recommends emerging-market stocks for their more-appealing valuations compared with those in the U.S. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Some Investors Hedge Against Renewed Trade Tension," 28 June 2019 Apple acquired ailing autonomous vehicle startup earlier this week for what was reportedly a discount to its $200 million peak valuation, and less than what the company had raised in its lifetime: $77 million. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Friday June 28," 28 June 2019 In the real estate world, some companies — including Zillow, but also competitors like Redfin and Opendoor — are now offering to buy houses based on their algorithmic valuations., "Zillow now ‘sees’ fancy countertops or hardwood floors — and adjusts its price estimates accordingly," 27 June 2019 How is Juul going to justify its $38 billion valuation and its San Francisco address? Owen Thomas,, "Startups secretly love regulation — once they get big," 26 June 2019 According to the company, its valuation has roughly doubled to over £2 billion ($2.5 billion). Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Monzo doubles its value to $2.5 billion ahead of US launch," 25 June 2019 That valued the company at about $11.4 billion, almost quadruple its $3-billion valuation last June., "CrowdStrike soars in its stock market debut as tech IPOs rush ahead," 12 June 2019 The price tag is expected to be hefty: In January, Deutsche Bank raised its valuation of UMG to more than $33 billion. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 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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