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scrutiny

noun scru·ti·ny \ˈskrü-tə-nē, ˈskrüt-nē\

: the act of carefully examining something especially in a critical way : the act of scrutinizing something

plural scru·ti·nies

Full Definition of SCRUTINY

1
:  a searching study, inquiry, or inspection :  examination
2
:  a searching look
3
:  close watch :  surveillance

Examples of SCRUTINY

  1. the close scrutiny of data
  2. I'd never faced that kind of scrutiny before.
  3. Because of their past crimes, everything they do now will be subject to scrutiny.
  4. Her opinion is based on a careful scrutiny of the text.

Origin of SCRUTINY

Latin scrutinium, from scrutari to search, examine, probably from scruta trash
First Known Use: 1604

Rhymes with SCRUTINY

SCRUTINY Defined for Kids

scrutiny

noun scru·ti·ny \ˈskrü-tə-nē, ˈskrüt-nē\

Definition of SCRUTINY for Kids

:  a close inspection

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