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tr.v. e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing, e·val·u·ates
1. To ascertain or fix the value or amount of: evaluate the damage from the flood.
2. To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess: evaluate teacher performance. See Synonyms at estimate.
3. Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.

[Back-formation from evaluation, from French évaluation, from Old French, from evaluer, to evaluate : e-, out (from Latin ē-, ex-; see ex-) + value, value; see value.]

e·val′u·a′tion n.
e·val′u·a·tive adj.
e·val′u·a·tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evaluator - an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
appraiser, valuator - one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
arbitrator, umpire, arbiter - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
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Vertical titles included first line supervisor (12, 46.2%), middle to upper management (same titles provided as for vocational evaluator; 6, 23.0%), program specialist (6, 23.0%), and two others: consultant and rehabilitation counselor career (3.8% each).
Some of the survey sites discussed above could be used to allow evaluators to customize the survey for the individual being evaluated; for example, the evaluator could answer some simple demographic questions at the onset of the evaluation in order to more appropriately direct the evaluator to a more individualized evaluation.
QMForms enables companies to evaluate any work product or process anywhere, capturing both the evaluator's assessment and any necessary supporting evidence such as digital pictures, video and audio recordings which can be integrated into the answers on QMForms.
Vertically-integrated electric utility Portland General Electric (PGE) (NYSE:POR) has requested proposals (RFP) for an independent evaluator (IE) to assist it in the conduct of different bidding processes in 2011 for new electric power proposals, it disclosed on Tuesday.
The University of Illinois study reveals that evaluator's beliefs generally fall into two categories, and one group is far more likely to prioritise safety for women and children when making custody decisions.
Amulet Technologies announced the availability of six new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kits for popular displays from Hantronix, Tianma and Shelly.
Unlike traditional calculators, Putnam says the Roth IRA Conversion Evaluator provides a framework for a "deeper financial planning conversation through a consultative approach." The Conversion Evaluator results, for example, are displayed upon a spectrum of how strongly or not clients should consider a Roth IRA conversion, depending upon their current tax situation, age, legacy wishes, and other factors.
You must grab the evaluator's attention as soon as the document is picked up and maintain that hold until the reading is completed.
Evaluator qualifications include five years in the specialty field (including education/training/certification/licensing in the specialty area) and evaluator training.
Financial advisers will complete the sale process including due diligence, marketing and bidding whereas the evaluator will only give the reference price.
He said that objectives for evaluation should be clear at the beginning and evaluator must be clear on why they are conducting this evaluation; What do they hope to achieve and how this information will be used?.