Evaluative



[ih-val-yoo-eyt] /ɪˈvæl yuˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), evaluated, evaluating.
1.
to determine or set the or amount of; appraise:
to evaluate property.
2.
to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess:
to evaluate the results of an experiment.
3.
Mathematics. to determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).
/ɪˈvæljʊətɪv/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or based on an act of evaluating
2.
(philosophy) expressing an attitude or value judgment; emotive
/ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to ascertain or set the amount or value of
2.
to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
3.
(maths, logic) to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain
adj.

1927, from evaluate + -ive.
v.

1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.

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