Adjective "appraisal" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An act of assessing something or someone.
  1. mass noun 'the report has been subject to appraisal'
  2. 'When exposed to parental conflict, adolescents make cognitive appraisals, evaluating the threat of the conflict and attributing blame.'
  3. 'General factors also included several items representing patients' subjective appraisals of pain control, the adequacy of sleep/rest, and level of anxiety.'
  4. 'Applications received are subject to a detailed appraisal before the Commission makes a decision.'
  5. 'Initially, the physician should do a health-risk appraisal of each patient.'
  6. 'The village of Dounby has become the preferred site for Orkney's new old folk's home, being placed at the top of the list of possible sites in Orkney subject to a project appraisal.'
  7. 'The most important aspect of treating oesophageal pain is a sympathetic appraisal of patients' problems.'
  8. 'As these types of questions aren't even entertained in the current environment, a cool appraisal of the evidence has proved elusive.'
  9. 'Many have recognized the importance of energy in an appraisal but say they lack the necessary tools and comparisons to verify their calculations.'
  10. 'The current legal provision that privatisation appraisals of foreign-trade companies are subject to approval by the finance minister will be revoked.'
  11. 'At the end of each year, the job performances of the Internet commentators will be evaluated for the annual appraisals and feedback.'
  12. as modifier 'an appraisal system'
  13. 'His main residual anxiety is over the appraisal system itself.'
  14. 'The appraisal system helps stimulate the development of alternative solutions to a particular problem by clarifying the consequences of all options considered.'
  15. 'Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union are beginning a two-day stoppage over a pay claim and an unpopular appraisal system.'
  16. 'The union is so angered by the appraisal system, which it says has unfairly downgraded many workers, that it is taking High Court action against the Government.'
  17. 'The whole question of appraisals, performance, development, review to be improved, I think, again, it is an example of work in progress.'
  18. 'Many are wringing their hands about the pay appraisal system.'
  19. 'Even with the appraisal system, there is still a second sight of it, and we would want that.'
  20. 'Members in the Department for Work and Pensions are locked in a bitter dispute with management over pay and a discriminatory appraisal system.'
  21. 'At the Monday office business meeting, you asked for a collection of opinions about the new appraisal system by the various departments, all to be completed within one week.'
  22. 'Employee appraisal, training, and development involve both informally and formally evaluating employee performance and the need for training and development.'

More definitions

1. the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.

2. an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation.

3. an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics' appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion.

More examples(as adjective)

"buildings can be appraisal."