exam

noun

ex·​am ig-ˈzam How to pronounce exam (audio)

Examples of exam in a Sentence

Your final exam will count for half of the semester's grade. the exam will cover everything we have studied this term
Recent Examples on the Web The investigation found numerous violations — including a coach paying money to the father of a recruit and another player cheating on a college entrance exam — and resulted in the team being banned from postseason play for two years and from TV appearances for one year. Josh Wood, The Courier-Journal, 15 Apr. 2024 Her adoption fee includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip, and a follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2024 The exam report will be submitted to District Judge George Gallagher. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Apr. 2024 Although not specifically designed for kids, my 14-year-old has worn them during his exams to help with focus, too. Karthika Gupta, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Apr. 2024 But Kelly said the new law also will streamline the handling of workers' compensation claims by restricting medical exams, requiring timely exchanges of medical records and allowing claims to be settled without hearings. John Hanna, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2024 That decision ultimately will be based on a new round of medical exams, which were expected to be at the center of this week's hearing, which could include testimony from others in additional to mental health experts. Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2024 For decades, incoming students had been evaluated for conditions such as scoliosis by means of a medical exam, which came to incorporate photography to create a visual record. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 His adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip, and a follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exam was in 1568

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“Exam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exam. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

exam

noun
ex·​am ig-ˈzam How to pronounce exam (audio)

Medical Definition

exam

noun
ex·​am ig-ˈzam How to pronounce exam (audio)

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