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Back-formation from evaluation.



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.
    • 2005, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving, →ISBN, page 151:
      Death is a factor that changes all our views as we are forced to evaluate our worth and what ultimately matters in life.
    It will take several years to evaluate the material gathered in the survey.
  2. (transitive, mathematics, computing) To compute or determine the value of (an expression).
    Evaluate this integral.
  3. (intransitive, 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, 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, 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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