self-examination

noun
self-ex·​am·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌself-ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-examination (audio) \

Definition of self-examination

1 : a reflective examination (as of one's beliefs or motives) : introspection
2 : examination of one's body especially for evidence of disease

First Known Use of self-examination

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-examination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-examination. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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self-examination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-examination

: 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

self-examination

noun
self-ex·​am·​i·​na·​tion | \ -ig-ˌzam-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-examination (audio) \
variants: or self-exam \ -​ig-​ˈzam How to pronounce self-examination (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-examination

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

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