Definition of appraisal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈpreɪzl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpreɪzl//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a judgement of the value, performance or nature of somebody/something He had read many detailed critical appraisals of her work. She was honest in her appraisal of her team's chances. The report has been subject to appraisal.
  2. 2(British English) a meeting in which an employee discusses with their manager how well they have been doing their job; the system of holding such meetings I have my appraisal today. staff/performance appraisal The company has an annual appraisal system.
  3. Extra examples A detailed appraisal of the scheme will now be carried out. He was asked to give an independent appraisal. She made a quick appraisal of the other guests. We are holding staff appraisal interviews. a formal system of performance appraisal I’ve got my appraisal tomorrow. She had read many detailed critical appraisals of his work.
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