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examination

ex·am·i·na·tion

examination

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zae mih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of close inspection or thorough evaluation.
A second examination of the evidence resulted in a different conclusion.
synonyms:
canvass, going-over, inspection, investigation, perusal, scrutiny, study
similar words:
analysis, assessment, check, observation, probe, scan, survey
definition 2: a test used to evaluate knowledge, ability, or fitness.
The school's entrance examination is said to be very difficult.He wasn't able to join the army because he failed the physical examination.
synonyms:
exam, test
similar words:
checkup, comp, final, oral, physical, quiz
definition 3: in law, formal interrogation.
The defense attorney's examination of the witness was very thorough.
synonyms:
interrogation
similar words:
inquest, inquiry, inquisition, questioning, third degree
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derivation: examinational (adj.)
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