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examen Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    examination.
  2. noun a critical study (as of a writer's work)
WordNet

Ex*a"men noun
Etymology
L., the tongue of a balance, examination; for exagmen, fr. exigere to weigh accurately, to treat: cf. F. examen. See Exact, a.
Definitions
  1. Examination; inquiry. R. "A critical examen of the two pieces." Cowper.

Webster 1913


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