noun \ig-ˈzā-mən\

Definition of EXAMEN

:  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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