The process of figuring out exactly how much something is worth is known as valuation. Before you sell your old Pokemon cards, you should take them to an expert for a valuation.

Whenever you determine the monetary value of something, that's valuation. However, you're most likely to come across this word in the context of banking or finance. The valuation of a company affects whether or not investors are interested in it, and the valuation of stocks determines how much a stockholder makes when she sells them. Valuation shares a root with value, from the Latin root valere, "be strong, be worth."

Definitions of valuation

n an appraisal of the value of something

“he set a high valuation on friendship”
evaluation, rating
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too high a value or price assigned to something
too low a value or price assigned to something
the evaluation of something in terms of its price
the evaluation of something a second time (or more)
grade, mark, score
a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
bond rating
an evaluation by a rating company of the probability that a particular bond issue will default
price gouging
pricing above the market price when no alternative retailer is available
grade point
a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course
centile, percentile
(statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total
(statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores
(statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores
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appraisal, assessment
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

n assessed price

“the valuation of this property is much too high”
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damage, price, terms
the amount of money needed to purchase something

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