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exam

[ig-zam] /ɪgˈzæm/
noun, Informal.
1.
an examination, as in school.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; short form
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  • Shortly before the final exams, the seminary abruptly raised school fees.
  • Elementary and middle school students took their lives after failing entrance exams.
British Dictionary definitions for exams

exam

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

exam

n.

shortened form of examination, 1848.

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

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 exams

exam

examination
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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