self–examination

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

Definition of self–examination

  1. 1 :  a reflective examination (as of one's beliefs or motives) :  introspection

  2. 2 :  examination of one's body especially for evidence of disease

1647

First Known Use of self–examination

1647


SELF–EXAMINATION Defined for English Language Learners

self–examination

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

Definition of self–examination for English Language Learners

  • : careful examination of your own behavior and beliefs to see whether they are good or bad

  • medical : the act or practice of checking your body for symptoms of illness


Medical Dictionary

self–examination

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noun self–ex·am·i·na·tion \-ig-ˌzam-ə-ˈnā-shən\
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Medical Definition of self–examination

  1. :  examination of one's body especially for evidence of disease regular self–examination for early detection of breast cancer


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