examination

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

Definition of examination

1 :the act or process of examining :the state of being examined
2 :an exercise designed to examine progress or test qualification or knowledge
3 :a formal interrogation

examinational

play \ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-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

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First Known Use of examination

14th century



EXAMINATION Defined for English Language Learners

examination

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Definition of examination for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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 :the act of checking closely and carefully
  • The doctor performed an examination of the patient.
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

: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

: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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