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The process of determining the value or worth of an asset. There are several methods professionals use to perform a valuation, often including both objective and subjective criteria. Valuation is often used as a synonym for appraisal.


noun assessment, calculation, determination, estimate, estimated value, estimation, evaluation, examination, fixing a price, measurement, quantification, reckoning, setting a price, setting the value, summary, survey
Associated concepts: property
See also: account, appraisal, appreciation, assessment, census, charge, computation, conclusion, cost, determination, estimate, estimation, expense, face amount, idea, measurement, par, perception, price, rate, rating, regard, value, worth

VALUATION. The act of ascertaining the worth of a thing; or it is the estimated worth of a thing.
     2. It differs from price, which does not always afford a true criterion of value, for a thing may be bought very dear or very cheap. In some contracts, as in the case of bailments or insurances, the thing bailed or insured is sometimes valued at the time of making the contract, so that if lost, no dispute may arise as to the amount of the loss. 2 Marsh. Ins. 620; 1 Caines, 80; 2 Caines 30; Story, Bailm. Sec. 253, 4; Park Ins. 98; Wesk. Ins. h.t.; Stev. on Av. part 2; Ben. on Ins. ch. 4.

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Aunque tambien se refiere al patrimonio (economia) y al conocimiento de las cosas (epistemologia), responde a una logica relacional: "claims about value essentially involve a reference to the valuational framework of a particular social group of a particular culture" (Attfield 37).
Similarly, while he deals with competence and its importance for patient decision-making, and acknowledges the cognitive, emotional and volitional components of the notion, he never considers the issue of valuational competence.
The second concern is that the valuational use of ecology applied in the book is both ecologically and philosophically suspect, leading to a 'Panglossian' view of nature and leaving a chasm between the valuational metaphysics and any reasonable understanding of ethics.
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Therefore, she suggests that in an ideal-typical situation, we could place the primary harm against the collectivity of despised sexualities to the cultural valuational structure, thereby proffering the remedy of recognition: revaluation and according positive recognition to gay and lesbian communities.
These doctrines sometimes retain not only the epistemological but also the valuational connotation of ideal and idealism, indicating that reality somehow is, shares, or reflects perfection.
Our valuational paradigm shift will become focused on providing enough food, water, shelter, healthcare, education, security, spiritual and cultural opportunities, etc.
People in official positions occupy multiple valuational worlds.
Despite his sensitivity to the relativity of valuational perspectives, Emerson does not end in complete relativity; he retains his respect for the higher, the ideal good that ought to prevail in the world.