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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Recent Examples on the Web Daniel Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, estimates that TikTok's U.S. operations account for about 40% of ByteDance's valuation, or about $40 billion. Shelly Banjo, Fortune, "A big wrinkle in a Microsoft-ByteDance deal: Deciding how much TikTok is worth," 5 Aug. 2020 The new funding, which came from a cadre of venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, increased Anduril’s valuation to nearly $2 billion, a company representative said. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, "Silicon Valley tech start-up Anduril raises $200 million to create a software-driven Defense Dept. contractor," 1 July 2020 If passed, the levy would collect $6,958,300 annually and cost homeowners $16.04 a month for every $100,000 of property valuation. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Brunswick City Schools to seek operating levy in midst of ‘significant fiscal crisis’," 28 June 2020 Chinese authorities have been wary of the company's lofty valuation in the past. Michelle Toh, CNN, "The world's top liquor brand is now also mainland China's biggest public company," 24 June 2020 High expectations on top of an already-high valuation meant Lululemon had a low margin for error. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "Lululemon Takes a Breather," 12 June 2020 The company has filed an appeal, challenging the valuation of improvements on the site. Desperation Town, ProPublica, "We Reported on Corporate Tax Breaks in the Rust Belt. Now Officials Want Tougher Enforcement.," 5 June 2020 The latest to join Jio’s list of investors is an arm of computer chip giant Intel Corp., propelling its valuation to $65 billion. Manuel Baigorri, Fortune, "How India became an unlikely M&A hotspot," 9 July 2020 Health care stocks are already bracing for potential policy trouble: The sector is trading at nearly its lowest relative valuation multiple on record, according to Goldman. Matt Egan, CNN, "Trump warns stocks will 'disintegrate' if he loses. But stocks are climbing as Biden pulls ahead," 8 July 2020

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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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The first known use of valuation was in 1529

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8 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Valuation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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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 erroneousJensen 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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