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value US English

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

value US Thesaurus

houses exceeding $250,000 in value

R-value US English

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

par value US English

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

book value US English

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

core value US English

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

face value US English

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

food value US English

The nutritional value of a foodstuff

place value US English

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

snob value US English

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

truth value US 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 US English

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

value chain US 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 US English

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

value-laden US English

Presupposing the acceptance of a particular set of values

value stock US 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 US English

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

nominal value US English

The value that is stated on currency; face value

present value US 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 US English

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

surplus value US English

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

value-neutral US English

Not presupposing the acceptance of any particular values

absolute value US English

The magnitude of a real number without regard to its sign

boundary value US English

A value specified by a boundary condition

calorific value US 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 US 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 US English

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

nuisance value US English

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

rateable value US 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 US English

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

survival value US English

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

value analysis US 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 judgment US English

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

value received US 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 US English

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

net book value US English

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

sentimental value US English

The value of something to someone because of personal or emotional associations rather than material worth

value engineering US English

The modification of designs and systems according to value analysis

value proposition US English

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

net asset value US 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-added tax US 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 US English

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

appreciate US English

Rise in value or price

revalue US English

Assess the value of (something) again

family values US English

Values held to be traditionally learned or reinforced within a family, such as those of high moral standards and discipline

overvalue US English

Overestimate the importance of


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