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appraisal

noun [C or U] uk   /əˈpreɪ.zəl/ us  
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. (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.
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