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noun ex·am·i·na·tion \ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of examination

  • : the act of looking at something closely and carefully : the act of examining something

  • : a close and careful study of someone or something to find signs of illness or injury

  • : a test to show a person's progress, knowledge, or ability

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of examination

  1. 1 :  the act or process of examining :  the state of being examined

  2. 2 :  an exercise designed to examine progress or test qualification or knowledge

  3. 3 :  a formal interrogation

examinational play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of examination in a sentence

  1. On closer examination, the painting appears to be a fake.

  2. The victim's clothes were sent to the lab for examination.

  3. The police made a rigorous examination of the evidence at the crime scene.

  4. The court ordered that the defendant undergo a psychiatric examination.

  5. I have to study for the history examination.

  6. procedures that are not allowed during examination of witnesses



14th Century

First Known Use of examination

14th century

Rhymes with examination

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EXAMINATION Defined for Kids

examination

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noun ex·am·i·na·tion \ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of examination for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of checking closely and carefully <The doctor performed an examination of the patient.>

  2. 2 :  a test given to determine progress, fitness, or knowledge <a college entrance examination>




Medical Dictionary

examination

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noun ex·am·i·na·tion \ig-ˌzam-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of examination

  1. :  the act or process of inspecting or testing for evidence of disease or abnormality—see physical examination




Law Dictionary

examination

noun ex·am·i·na·tion

Legal Definition of examination

  1. :  the act or process of examining; especially :  a formal questioning especially in a court proceeding — see also cross-examination, direct examination, recross-examination, redirect examination — compare affidavit, deposition





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