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  • 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
It is only on the basis of a just evaluation of man, from all points of view, that we can found a proper human selection.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
She realized she was being sized up, judged, evaluated again.
"Novice" by James H. Schmitz
Here on May 12, 1607 colonists went ashore to evaluate a spot as a site for their initial settlement.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
Almost all of the stuff is up in the air, which makes it hard to evaluate.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
He prayed that the doctor was evaluating it as the intricate raving of delusion.
"The Inhabited" by Richard Wilson
The lowest T which may be expected for air in a highly rarefied space may be evaluated at 60 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
In that instant he made what seemed hundreds of evaluations.
"The Small World of M-75" by Ed M. Clinton, Jr.
I may have to ask for help when the time comes, when I have evaluated the entire planet.
"The Seventh Order" by Gerald Allan Sohl
He was all right as far as any of our means of evaluation go.
"Human Error" by Raymond F. Jones
For the first term in (5) the evaluation is effected at once by a known formula.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various

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
While evaluation is critical to the success of a recommender system or algorithm, rigorous evaluations are rarely performed, mainly due to the lack of universally accepted formal methods for system evaluation.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
These two approaches are at opposite ends of an evaluation spectrum and are referred to as off-line vs. on-line evaluation .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Functional-oriented Evaluations Most evaluations of recommender algorithms use standard IR metrics like precision and recall [110].
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Using ‘the number of people brought together’ by a particular jump as an evaluation metric for recommender systems is not as complex or sophisticated as studying evaluation from a traditional functional-oriented perspective, but is more cost effective than an empirical study.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Indeed, if one uses an extremum of the action to evaluate the path integral in the semiclassical approximation, one needs to hold fixed those variables which will become the argument of the partition function once it is evaluated.
de Sitter Black Holes with Either of the Two Horizons as a Boundary
To prove that the evaluation maps EVn intersect An (c1, c2 ) transversally for generic g, we show that the evaluation maps evj : U ℓ → crit(f ) for j ∈ {1, 2} are submersive.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
This request is evaluated against both local and VO policies by different policy evaluation points (PEPs), capable of interpreting the VO and the resource management policy respectively, located in the resource management facilities. 3.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Using l evaluations of gij (l ≥ 1), we can define sij to have the error of order l−(r+ρ), with the cost of one evaluation of sij independent of l.
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems
To quantitatively evaluate FRAPP’s utility, we specifically evaluate the performance of our new perturbation mechanisms on the popular mining task of finding frequent itemsets, the cornerstone of association rule mining.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
The thick lines correspond to evaluations keeping the full angular structure for the length-averaged electron density, and the thin lines correspond to evaluations of the radially averaged density.
van der Waals interaction of parallel polymers and nanotubes