examination Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
- when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions
noun formal systematic questioning
noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
noun the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
: cf. F. examination
- The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
- A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the examinations.
Syn. -- Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny; inquisition; inspection; exploration.
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