self-examination

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self-ex·​am·​i·​na·​tion | \ˌself-ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-shən \

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

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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 \
variants: or self-exam \ -​ig-​ˈzam \

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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