exam

[ig-zam]
noun Informal.
an examination, as in school.

Origin:
1875–80; short form

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exam (ɪɡˈzæm)
 
n
short for examination

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exam
examination
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Example sentences for Exams
Shortly before the final exams, the seminary abruptly raised school fees.
Elementary and middle school students took their lives after failing entrance exams.
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