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Definition of "value" []

  • An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return. (noun)
  • Monetary or material worth: the fluctuating value of gold and silver. (noun)
  • Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit: the value of an education. (noun)
  • A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable: "The speech was a summons back to the patrician values of restraint and responsibility” ( Jonathan Alter). (noun)
  • Precise meaning or import, as of a word. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "value" in a sentence
  • "In the 3200 data set the value for days that are flagged in other data sets are then estimated against the other stations and entered in as “original value” in 3200."
  • "But intrinsic value is not merely non-instrumental value; for it is also to be distinguished from what Moore calls the ˜value as a part™ of a situation, namely the extra contribution which the situation makes to the value of a complex situation of which it is a ˜part™, over and above its intrinsic value."
  • "Not a portion of the value, but the _whole value_, is resolvable into net income and revenue maintaining British families, and creating and sustaining"