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appraisal

noun [C or U]     /əˈpreɪ.zəl/
the act of examining someone or something in order to judge their qualities , success , or needs : The newspaper gave an editorial appraisal of the government's achievements of the past year .Judgments and analyses (also job/performance appraisal) a meeting in which an employee discusses his or her progress , aims , and needs at work with his or her manager or employer : Many companies operate regular job appraisals, often on an annual basis .Judgments and analyses
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