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value British & World English

The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something

value English Thesaurus

houses exceeding £250,000 in value

R-value British & World English

The capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power

par value British & World English

The nominal value of a bond, share of stock, or a coupon as indicated in writing on the document or specified by charter

added value British & World English

Another term for value added.

book value British & World English

The value of a security or asset as entered in a firm’s books

core value British & World English

A principle or belief that a person or organization views as being of central importance

face value British & World English

The value printed or depicted on a coin, banknote, postage stamp, ticket, etc., especially when less than the actual value

food value British & World English

The nutritional value of a foodstuff

place value British & World English

The numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number

snob value British & World English

Value attached to something for its power to indicate supposed social superiority

truth value British & World English

The attribute assigned to a proposition in respect of its truth or falsehood, which in classical logic has only two possible values (true or false)

value added British & World English

The amount by which the value of an article is increased at each stage of its production, exclusive of initial costs

value chain British & World English

The process or activities by which a company adds value to an article, including production, marketing, and the provision of after-sales service

value-free British & World English

Free from criteria imposed by subjective values or standards; purely objective

value-laden British & World English

Presupposing the acceptance of a particular set of values

value stock British & World English

Shares of a company with solid fundamentals that are priced below those of its peers, based on analysis of price/earnings ratio, yield, and other factors

market value British & World English

The amount for which something can be sold on a given market

nominal value British & World English

The value that is stated on a coin or note; face value

present value British & World English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest

street value British & World English

The price for which something, especially an amount of drugs, that is illegal or has been obtained illicitly can be sold

surplus value British & World English

(In Marxist theory) the excess of value produced by the labour of workers over the wages they are paid

value-neutral British & World English

Not presupposing the acceptance of any particular values

absolute value British & World English

The magnitude of a real number without regard to its sign

boundary value British & World English

A value specified by a boundary condition

calorific value British & World English

The energy contained in a fuel or food, determined by measuring the heat produced by the complete combustion of a specified quantity of it. This is now usually expressed in joules per kilogram

expected value British & World English

A predicted value of a variable, calculated as the sum of all possible values each multiplied by the probability of its occurrence

marginal value British & World English

The value gained from either consuming or producing one additional unit of a product or service

nuisance value British & World English

The significance of a person or thing arising from their capacity to cause inconvenience or annoyance

rateable value British & World English

(In the UK) a value ascribed to a domestic or commercial building based on its size, location, and other factors, used to determine the rates payable by its owner

surrender value British & World English

The amount payable to a person who surrenders a life insurance policy

survival value British & World English

The property of an ability, faculty, or characteristic that makes individuals possessing it more likely to survive, thrive, and reproduce

value analysis British & World English

The systematic and critical assessment by an organization of every feature of a product to ensure that its cost is no greater than is necessary to carry out its functions

value judgement British & World English

An assessment of something as good or bad in terms of one’s standards or priorities

value received British & World English

Used on a bill of exchange to indicate that the bill is a means of paying for goods or services to the value of the bill

fair-market value British & World English

A selling price for an item to which a buyer and seller can agree

net book value British & World English

The value of an asset as recorded in the accounts of its owner

sentimental value British & World English

The value of an object deriving from personal or emotional associations rather than material worth

value engineering British & World English

The modification of designs and systems according to value analysis

value proposition British & World English

(In marketing) an innovation, service, or feature intended to make a company or product attractive to customers

net asset value British & World English

The value of a mutual fund that is reached by deducting the fund’s liabilities from the market value of all of its shares and then dividing by the number of issued shares

value for money British & World English

Used in reference to something that is well worth the money spent on it

value added tax British & World English

A tax on the amount by which the value of an article has been increased at each stage of its production or distribution

value added tax New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words; abbreviation VAT)

labour theory of value British & World English

The Marxist theory that the value of a commodity should be determined by the amount of human labour used in its production

revalue British & World English

Assess the value of (something) again

family values British & World English

Values supposedly learned within a traditional family unit, typically those of high moral standards and discipline


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