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

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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 Meanwhile, Covid-19 has granted me a bitter appreciation for my lowly exam room. Danielle Ofri, STAT, 14 May 2021 Both went to the student health clinic for gynecological care and both ended up in an exam room with Dr. George Tyndall. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2021 Providers who could find a rhythm moving from one exam room to the next got disrupted by phone visits and electronic messages piling up from remote patients. al, 27 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, Linda Busby, 74, nervously approached the exam room with a walker. Leah Willingham, Star Tribune, 10 Apr. 2021 In fact, my gynecologist won’t have conversations in the exam room. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 The trooper also sustained multiple cuts on his hands and a wall was damaged in an exam room. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, 10 Mar. 2021 Finally, after hours of testing, the patient was brought back to the first exam room. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2021 That should prompt the provider to make her husband leave the exam room. cleveland, 6 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of exam

1568, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2021

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“Exam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exam. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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