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examination

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1 a set of questions or problems designed to assess knowledge, skills, or intelligence
  • applicants to the prep school are required to take a demanding examination

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2 a systematic search for the truth or facts about something
  • an examination into the extent and causes of juvenile delinquency in the community

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3 a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition
  • even a hasty examination will tell any jeweler that that is not a real diamond

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The first known use of examination was in the 14th century

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“Examination.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/examination. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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