ex·​a·​men ig-ˈzā-mən How to pronounce examen (audio)
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Examples of examen in a Sentence

an examen of the president's assassination that has been plagued by controversy since its original publication an insightful examen of the poet's works

Word History


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

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of examen was in 1502

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“Examen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/examen. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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