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examen

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noun ex·a·men \ig-ˈzā-mən\

Definition of examen

  1. 1 :  examination

  2. 2 :  a critical study



Examples of examen

  1. <an examen of the president's assasination that has been plagued by controversy since its original publication>

  2. <an insightful examen of the poet's works>



Origin of examen

Latin, tongue of a balance, examination, from exigere — more at exact


First Known Use: 1606

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