A statement or estimate of the market value of tangible personal property or real estate. Under the federal appraisal regulations for real estate pledged to secure loans, the term "appraisal" refers to a statement of market value that meets the five specific standards.
See complete appraisal, evaluation, and limited appraisal. American Banker Glossary

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appraisal ap‧prais‧al [əˈpreɪzl] noun [countable, uncountable]
a statement or opinion judging the worth, value, or condition of something:

• What's your appraisal of the situation?

ˈcredit apˌpraisal
BANKING a check on someone's financial situation to see if it is safe to lend them money; = credit analysis AmE:

• There will have to be improvement in their credit appraisal systems if they want to avoid bad debts.

— see also credit check
perˈformance apˌpraisal
HUMAN RESOURCES a meeting between an employee and a manager to discuss the quality of the employee's work, and areas for future progress; = PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT; PERFORMANCE EVALUATION; PERFORMANCE REVIEW:

• He has changed the organization's performance appraisal system, which used to rate 90% of personnel as `outstanding'.

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appraisal UK US /əˈpreɪzəl/ noun [C or U]
an examination of the value, condition, qualities, etc. of something: accurate/realistic/honest appraisal »

She said there was a desire for ""an honest appraisal to identify the true facts of this matter"".


Items valued at over $500 require written independent appraisals.

real estate/property appraisal »

A private real estate appraisal for the sale put the value at $1.53 million.

(also performance appraisal, also performance evaluation, also performance review) HR, MANAGEMENT a meeting between an employee and their manager to discuss their progress, aims, and needs at work: »

Performance appraisals focus centrally on task standards and on work behaviours, not on personality.


Millions of employees undergo formal appraisal.

Compare 360-DEGREE FEEDBACK(Cf. ↑360-degree feedback), SELF-APPRAISAL(Cf. ↑self-appraisal)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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