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appraisal Line breaks: ap|prais¦al
Pronunciation: /əˈpreɪz(ə)l/

Definition of appraisal in English:


1An act of assessing something or someone: she carried out a thorough appraisal [mass noun]: the report has been subject to appraisal
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  • First, because individuals' emotional and health behavior responses to health threats are influenced to a large degree by their subjective interpretations, these appraisals must be assessed.
  • 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.
  • The last section of the appraisal assesses company demographics.
1.1A formal assessment, typically in an interview, of the performance of an employee over a particular period: all appraisals will be held in the next couple of weeks [as modifier]: an appraisal system
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  • Performance management begins with an appraisal system which encompasses tracking, bench-marking, and formal follow-up.
  • The talks revolve around a little more pay and the hated appraisal system, which links pay to performance.
  • The whole question of appraisals, performance, development, review to be improved, I think, again, it is an example of work in progress.

Words that rhyme with appraisal

hazel, nasal, phrasal

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