evaluate

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Backformation from evaluation.

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evaluate (third-person singular simple present evaluates, present participle evaluating, simple past and past participle evaluated)

  1. (transitive) to draw conclusions from examining; to assess
    It will take several years to evaluate the material gathered in the survey.
  2. (transitive, mathematics) to compute or determine the value of (an expression)
    Evaluate this polynomial.
  3. (transitive, computing, mathematics) To return or have a specific value.
    • 2006, Lev Sabinin, Larissa Sbitneva, Ivan Shestakov, Non-Associative Algebra and Its Applications, CRC Press (ISBN 9780824726690), page 201
      Since element (15.1) evaluates to an element of the center in any alternative algebra, (15.1) has to evaluate to a scalar multiple of the identity element of the Cayley-Dickson algebra.
    • 2007, James E. Gentle, Matrix Algebra: Theory, Computations, and Applications in Statistics, Springer Science & Business Media (ISBN 9780387708720), page 165
      In one type of such an integral, the integrand is only the probability density function, and the integral evaluates to a probability, which of course is a scalar.

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