[ih-val-yoo-eyt] /ɪˈvæl yuˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), evaluated, evaluating.
to determine or set the or amount of; appraise:
to evaluate property.
to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess:
to evaluate the results of an experiment.
Mathematics. to determine or calculate the numerical value of (a formula, function, relation, etc.).
to ascertain or set the amount or value of
to judge or assess the worth of; appraise
(maths, logic) to determine the unique member of the range of a function corresponding to a given member of its domain
1842, from French évaluer or else a back-formation from evaluation. Originally in mathematics. Related: Evaluated; evaluating.
[ih-val-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌvæl yuˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of or appraising. 2. (especially in medicine) a diagnosis or diagnostic study of a physical or mental condition. n. 1755, from French évaluation, from évaluer “to find the value of,” from é- “out” (see ex-) + valuer (see value).
[ik-spleyn] /ɪkˈspleɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to make plain or clear; render understandable or intelligible: to explain an obscure point. Synonyms: explicate. Antonyms: confuse. 2. to make known in detail: to explain how to do something. 3. to assign a meaning to; interpret: How can you explain such a silly remark? 4. to make […]
[mis-fee-zuh ns] /mɪsˈfi zəns/ noun, Law. 1. a wrong, actual or alleged, arising from or consisting of affirmative action. 2. the wrongful performance of a normally lawful act; the wrongful and injurious exercise of lawful authority. /mɪsˈfiːzəns/ noun 1. (law) the improper performance of an act that is lawful in itself Compare malfeasance, nonfeasance n. […]
[mis-fee-zer] /mɪsˈfi zər/ noun, Law. 1. a person who is guilty of misfeasance.