evaluation evaluation  /ɪ ˌvæl ju ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  2. (n) an appraisal of the value of something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The IAAF's evaluation of Semenya will include an endocrinologist, a gynecologist and a psychologist.
  2. The International Olympic Committee's evaluation report gave generally high marks to Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, but also listed concerns on various grounds.
  3. While there are plenty of stress-reduction techniques meditation and exercise are two common remedies there has been little scientific evaluation of their effectiveness.

News

  1. Nikolai Vitti: High marks on self-evaluation reflect 'solid 7 months'

    Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has submitted a self-evaluation that labels him highly effective. The School Board will evaluate Vitti on June 20.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Florida Times-Union

  2. Judge orders mental evaluation for Somali terror convict

    A judge wants a competency evaluation to see if a former janitor understands what will happen if he drops the appeal of his conviction and 20-year sentence for aiding the terrorist group al-Shabaab.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  3. Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of killing 3 Wiota farmers

    Attorney for Jaren Kuester asks for evaluation to take place outside of jail.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Quotes

  1. "The notion of a brief period of consolidation and evaluation probably does make sense," Gates told reporters in Baghdad, endorsing publicly for the first time an idea discussed by the US commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters UK

  2. "Mr. Avery has expressed remorse for his recent comments and has sought a professional anger management evaluation," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement obtained by NHL.com. "I will require that he follow through with that...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Gary Bettman Source: ESPN

  3. "The Committee will, of course, be carefully evaluating incoming information bearing on the economic outlook," said Bernanke. "Based on that evaluation, and consistent with our dual mandate, we stand ready to take substantive additional...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: TheStreet.com

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