Definition of Examination

1. Noun. The act of examining something closely (as for mistakes).


2. Noun. A set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge. "When the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

3. Noun. Formal systematic questioning.

4. Noun. A detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits).
Exact synonyms: Examen
Generic synonyms: Introspection, Self-contemplation, Self-examination
Derivative terms: Examine, Examine

5. Noun. The act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned.
Exact synonyms: Testing
Generic synonyms: Investigating, Investigation
Specialized synonyms: 11-plus, Eleven-plus
Derivative terms: Examine, Examine, Examine, Test

Definition of Examination

1. n. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.

Definition of Examination

1. Noun. A formal test involving answering written or oral questions with no or limited access to text books or the like. ¹

2. Noun. An inspection by a doctor or other medically qualified person to establish the extent and nature of any sickness or injury. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Examination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Examination

1. Any investigation or inspection made for the purpose of diagnosis; usually qualified by the method used. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Examination

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1. Proceedings (1908)
"University of Glasgow: Preliminary examination in Science. ... University of Dublin : General examination at end of Senior Freshman year. ..."

2. Manual of the diseases of the eye by Charles Henry May (1914)
"Thorough examination of the eye requires the adoption of a certain routine. ... The objective examination may be subdivided into (a) examination of the ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"In 1647 Bedford published an examination of antinomianism, the substance of ... 'examination of some of the Chief Points of Antinomianism,' and appended to ..."

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