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examination

[ig-zam-uh-ney-shuh n] /ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of examining; inspection; inquiry; investigation.
2.
the state of being examined.
3.
the act or process of testing pupils, candidates, etc., as by questions.
4.
the test itself; the list of questions asked.
5.
the answers, statements, etc., made by one examined.
6.
Law. formal interrogation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English examinacioun < Latin exāminātiōn- (stem of exāminātiō). See examine, -ation
Related forms
examinational, adjective
preexamination, noun
Synonyms
1. observation. Examination, inspection, scrutiny refer to a looking at something. An examination usually means a careful noting of details: A thorough examination of the plumbing revealed a defective pipe. An inspection is a formal and official examination: an inspection of records, a military inspection. Scrutiny implies a critical and minutely detailed examination: The papers seemed to be in good order, but they would not stand close scrutiny. See also investigation.
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Examples for examinations
  • The remaining ward was used for examinations, briefings and medical clearance.
  • The screening includes two screening examinations and one interview.
  • A cbc is routinely performed during annual physical examinations in some jurisdictions.
  • Confused with the high hardness however, he decided to continue his examinations.
British Dictionary definitions for examinations

examination

/ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of examining or state of being examined
2.
(education)
  1. written exercises, oral questions, or practical tasks, set to test a candidate's knowledge and skill
  2. (as modifier) an examination paper
3.
(med)
  1. physical inspection of a patient or parts of his body, in order to verify health or diagnose disease
  2. laboratory study of secretory or excretory products, tissue samples, etc, esp in order to diagnose disease
4.
(law) the formal interrogation of a person on oath, esp of an accused or a witness
Derived Forms
examinational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for examinations
examination
late 14c., from Fr. examination, from L. examinationem, noun of action from examinare (see examine). Sense of "test of knowledge" is attested from 1610s; shortened form exam first attested 1848.
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examinations in Medicine

examination ex·am·i·na·tion (ĭg-zām'ə-nā'shən)
n.
An investigation or inspection for the purpose of diagnosis.

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