• WordNet 3.6
    • v evaluate form a critical opinion of "I cannot judge some works of modern art","How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
    • v evaluate evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional","access all the factors when taking a risk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Evaluation and Parameterization of Stability and Safety Performance Characteristics of Two and Three Wheeled Vehicular Toys for Riding." Title of a $230,000 research project proposed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to study the various ways children fall off bicycles.
    • v. t Evaluate To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • evaluate To determine or ascertain the value of; appraise carefully; specifically, in mathematics, to ascertain the numerical value of.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Evaluate e-val′ū-āt to determine the value of
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  • James A. Belasco
    James A. Belasco
    “Evaluate what you want -- because what gets measured, gets produced.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Evaluation


In literature:

Human and Traiti circled cautiously, evaluating each other.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
This section exists for the evaluation of treatment.
"Pandemic" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Challis correctly evaluated the rector's attitude; it was with something of pity in his mind that he turned and walked beside him.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
No attempt can be made at present to evaluate the date of that epoch in our ordinary units of measurement.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Such an evaluation would appear to be an unwelcome but inevitable preliminary to any attempt to measure and record business earnings.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
We cannot evaluate progress as an increase in a sum-total of happiness.
"Progress and History" by Various
Clearwater's evaluation was reflected in a small spot of color near the bottom edge.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
He examined the scene critically, counting and evaluating.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
I'll just give you my line of reasoning, and you can evaluate it for yourself.
"Vampires of Space" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
We undertook together an intensive evaluation of what had been experienced.
"Marriage Enrichment Retreats" by David Mace

In news:

Preliminary results and evaluations of 2013's police vehicle packages.
Education Funding Dependent on Teacher Evaluations.
Earlier, police officer had taken him to hospital for evaluation.
Revision of D6594 - 08 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Corrosiveness of Diesel Engine Oil at 135°C.
Revision of D6750 - 10b Standard Test Methods for Evaluation of Engine Oils in a High-Speed, Single-Cylinder Diesel Engine —1K Procedure (0.4 % Fuel Sulfur) and 1N Procedure (0.04 % Fuel Sulfur).
Revision of D6987 / D6987M - 11 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oils in T-10 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Diesel Engine .
The biomedical model of American medicine, which worked effectively for infectious diseases, needs to be evaluated for applicability for today's population needs.
Officers are evaluating the second disarmed explosive with a robot-mounted video camera.
The Disassembly , Evaluation, and Start of the Timberwolf C2.
The Disassembly , Evaluation, and Start of the Timberwolf.
The Boise School Board evaluates every program, policy and initiative with the question, "What difference does this make for students".
To evaluate its suitability, consider IAQ, comfort, energy consumption, and cost.
A judge has ordered a third mental evaluation for an 89-year-old Mansfield man.
A key question in Chicago's first teacher strike in a generation is whether teachers will accept new rules on education reform issues ranging from teacher evaluations to seniority.
Performance-based teacher evaluations have been a contentious issue in many states and districts.

In science:

In order to evaluate the integral in (2.19), we need to evaluate the joint law of (H+ (1), H+ (t)) (the joint law of (H− (1), H− (t)) being identical).
Aging properties of Sinai's model of random walk in random environment
Then each valid labeled signed collection is evaluated by taking the product of the vertex weights multiplied by the product of the evaluations of the signed loops.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
Here φ(x) = F (x) ψk (x), functions F and Q are evaluated at z = Z (x), and subscript Z means the z derivative evaluated at z = Z (x).
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
In the case of a Gaussian function f , the confidence of the integral evaluated to σu.l. = ˆµ + σ may be evaluated.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
STO PCRU SH is similar to STO PTD in the sense that the current node is first evaluated, and only if evaluation fails, then we recurse into the children.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies