Etymology
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Atalanta 
in Greek mythology the daughter of king Schoeneus, famous for her swiftness, Latin, from Greek Atalante, fem. of atalantos "having the same value (as a man)," from a- "one, together" (see a- (3)) + talanton "balance, weight, value" (see talent).
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estimator (n.)
1660s, from Latin aestimator, agent noun from aestimare "to value" (see esteem (v.)).
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estimate (n.)
1560s, "valuation," from Latin aestimatus "determine the value of," figuratively "to value, esteem," verbal noun from aestimare (see esteem (v.)). Earlier in sense "power of the mind" (mid-15c.). Meaning "approximate judgment" is from 1580s. As a builder's statement of projected costs, from 1796.
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evaluation (n.)
1755, "action of appraising or valuing," from French évaluation, noun of action from évaluer "to find the value of," from é- "out" (see ex-) + valuer, from Latin valere "be strong, be well; be of value, be worth" (from PIE root *wal- "to be strong"). Meaning "job performance review" attested by 1947.
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self-depreciation (n.)

"a lowering of the value of oneself," 1827; see self- + depreciation. Related: Self-depreciating.

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depreciatory (adj.)

"tending to undervalue or lower in value," 1755 (depretiatory); see depreciate + -ory.

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devaluation (n.)

"process or fact of being reduced in value," 1898; see de- + valuation. Specific application to currency is from 1914.

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maximal (adj.)

"of the highest or maximum value," 1872, from Latin maximus "greatest" (see maximum (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Maximally.

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millage (n.)

"rate of (real estate) taxation in mills per dollar of assessed value," 1871, U.S., from mill (n.2) + -age.

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zillion (n.)

1942, arbitrary coinage with no definite numerical value; first recorded in Billboard magazine. Compare jillion, gazillion.

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