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exam

[ig-zam] /ɪgˈzæm/
noun, Informal.
1.
an examination, as in school.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; short form

exam.

2.
examined.
3.
4.
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Examples from the web for exam
  • Their three-week mission was akin to that of a doctor giving a patient a long-overdue physical exam.
  • As expected, students in the practice test group were better at remembering the word pairs during a final exam a week later.
  • There, he shook hands with the crew and underwent a physical exam, which determined that he had only suffered a bruised nose.
  • Everything you do in a meritocratic society is some kind of test, and there is never a final exam.
  • The gender, or genders, of the newborns will be revealed during their first exam in about a week.
  • All to-go food taken away for late-night snacks or meals during exam-time crams travels in the reusable containers.
  • Photos of the neonatal exam can be found on the zoo's blog.
  • We muzzled him during the exam, as he would not stop growling.
  • Each of my examiners had a different idea about what a comprehensive exam ought to entail.
  • Skin self-exam means checking your own skin regularly for any abnormal growths or unusual changes.
British Dictionary definitions for exam

exam

/ɪɡˈzæm/
noun
1.
short for examination
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Word Origin and History for exam
n.

shortened form of examination, 1848.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for exam

exam

modifier

: exam results/ exam book

noun

An examination (1848+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for exam

exam

examination
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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