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[uh-prey-zuh l] /əˈpreɪ zəl/

the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.
an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation.
an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc:
the critics’ appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion.
an assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thing See also performance appraisal
a valuation of property or goods

“setting of a price,” by 1784, American English, from appraise + -al (2). Figurative sense, “act of appraising” (originally a term of literary criticism) is from 1817.

A formal evaluation of property by an expert, used to establish its market value.


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